Beyond Spinning: Hard-core 90 minute sessions on a high-tech bike
By Anne Stanton
Yes, we are in the dead of wintera time when most serious cyclists put on their skate skis or snow shoes or ride a stationary bike. But now theres a new optiona hardcore indoor cycling class for those determined to increase their speed and strength over the winter.
Its almost guaranteed, said Lauri Brockmiller, who runs the class. Of course, theres a niggling caveat. The cyclists must commit to a three-day-a-week, 90-minute training sessionover eight weeks and follow a specific ride progression of minutes and intensity.
Its hard not to get better when the training is dialed in, said Brockmiller, who writes down the ride format on a card for each rider before each session.
Of course, a 90-minute ride (at 5 a.m. no less) is easier said than done. But the universal lesson in life is the more you put into it, the more you get out of it, plain and simple.