Because I’m not the biggest fan of sitting on the trainer for hours, I’ve been using intervals during the week for most of the new year and leaving my LSD (lond-steady-distance) rides for the weekend (when is this snow going to disappear!?).
I like them mainly because an hour or so seems to fly by – The fact that everything is broken into little chunks (be they 4 minutes, or 40 seconds) helps me get through the time. All I’m really able to focus on is making it to the end of the current interval and maintaining form – I don’t have enough brain power to worry about anything else ;-)
For my LSD weekend rides I usually pop in a movie or TV series and just do my best to avoid boredom, but for intervals I generally rely on music to keep me rollin’.
Now anybody who’s ever been in a spin class knows that those big techno beats are pretty popular and although I dig ’em, after a while they wear on me a bit. Looking to mix it up a bit, I’ve been looking at some alternate music choices.
So I guess I’m looking to you guys. What do you listen to? What keeps your legs moving?
Usually I don’t need something with a huge thumping beat, just something with a good groove that I can get into – Here are a few of my non-techno choices of late: