Great Wide Open: SPINdurance 2019.6 470

Thanks to the Covid pandemic, haven’t done one of these extended ENDURANCE RIDES since March 2019! Anyone else missing these intensely fun 90-minute training rides…or have you been doing them at home or in the studio?

...it's all about Studio Cycling!

Inspiration:  Tonight was the last FTP 90 of the season…this was a good final ride into Spring, Summer and Fall rides outside.  Many tracks are based on suggested artists and genres from the FTP 90 Tuesday night regulars!  It’s been a great ride since late January when we started offering these endurance classes…until the fall it’ll have to be the 45- and 60-minute rides INSIDE.

Genre:  Alternative, EDM, Pop, Rock

Duration:  96 minutes

Playlist and Summary Ride Profile: 

Warm up – Great Wide Open / Thirty Seconds To Mars

Alt. Seated / Standing Flat – MIA / Bad Bunny, Drake

Continued Climb, transitions to quick flat – Only You / UNKLE, Wil Malone, Miink

Seated climb…steady pace and gear – I’m Just Being Honest / Weezer

Standing Flat & Seated Sprints (3X @ 30-40s) – Fire Alarm / Castlecomer

Seated Climb with increasing resistance – Better Days / Southside…

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awesoME! 475

Inspiration:  Who's awesome?  YOU ARE! "...you can't spell AWESOME without (WE and) ME". We'll send off APRIL with this AWESOME ride and playlist....even though I won't be using it for most of my classes until May.  I have a 7+ minute section set for POWER TESTING, for all my POWER TRAINING classes during the first week … Continue reading awesoME! 475

Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Inspiration:   HAPPY PRESIDENTS' DAY...a great day to unplug from all the noise and negativity associated with our current President and pay tribute to one or more of our past Presidents (Who's one of your favorites? For me, #40...Ronald Reagan).  For many this also means a long winter weekend...I'll take it! It also means tomorrow is … Continue reading Bright Lights: SPINdurance 2019.3 463

Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

We're gearing up for a new ENDURANCE RIDE series at the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA...FTP 90! Demo classes underway this week...the 8-week series officially kicks off next week. In my ongoing preparation for this program, I wanted to share several resources with Y members and other cycling enthusiasts in the community.  These are just a … Continue reading Preparing for your BEST Endurance ride…INSIDE!

On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

Inspiration:  Winter has returned to Grand Rapids, MI this weekend...a few inches of snow, sub-zero temps and talk about even colder wind chills!  It's a great day to hibernate with a new Spotify SPINlist for an upcoming Endurance Ride.  Several classic rock tracks from Styx, The Doobie Brothers, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan...and just … Continue reading On The Move: SPINdurance 2019.1 458

FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

Introducing FTP 90 at the David D. Hunting YMCA - Grand Rapids, MI! FTP 90 is an 8-week Endurance Cycling experience that will kick-start your 2019 training and overall fitness...low-impact and BIG results! FTP is for Functional Threshold Power*...and 90 for the 90-minute ride and endurance training format. Classes are focused on endurance riding and make … Continue reading FTP 90: Endurance Cycling….at GRYMCA

All In: SPINdurance 2019 455

Inspiration:  Happy Saturday WEEKEND WARRIORS!  We had a strong showing at the Spartan Stores YMCA Endurance Cycle DEMO Ride this morning!   About 20 riders, 19 tracks, and 90 minutes of work centered on the SWEET SPOT (spans upper Zone 3 to lower Zone 4)...goal was: Zone 1 (White): 5%...Zone 2 (Blue): 10-15%...Zone 3 (Green): 30%...Zone 4 … Continue reading All In: SPINdurance 2019 455

SPINNING is for Everyone: A Guest Blog Post by Jon Holt

Jon is an indoor cycling enthusiast in Durham, North Carolina...and this month's guest contributor! You might remember Jon from an earlier post, last summer: https://fortherideinside.com/2018/07/25/happy-hump-day-🤣/ SPINNING is for Everyone The tree canopies are yellow and orange, the temperature has dropped into the 40s, and Home Depot features Christmas trees at the entrance to the store. You know what that means - Spin Season! … Continue reading SPINNING is for Everyone: A Guest Blog Post by Jon Holt

Success in the Cycle Studio: A Guest Blog Post by Tash 428

Tash (for Natasha) and I first connected a while ago via FB, Instagram or Twitter. You quickly pick up on Tash's passion and enthusiasm for group fitness and specifically indoor cycling in her frequent and random posts, pictures and tweets. Somehow along the way I learned that June is our birth month, and we make … Continue reading Success in the Cycle Studio: A Guest Blog Post by Tash 428