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High Energy

High energy, high tempo, everything but high hills.  Something changes every minute...terrain, speed and/or resistance.  Then, the last 8 minutes are an all out seated flat to the finish.  Hold cadence and resistance steady for 4 minutes. Get your mind out of it, let GO, relax your shoulders and focus. Breathe.  Last few minutes, increase work effort every minute until you hit your max...you know where it is today.  Let the sweat pour out and, with it, all of the stress you hold onto every day.  Feel it releasing, rolling down and off the back of the bike.  Leave it behind.  You don't need it.  Enjoy.
Lots of re-mixes today....
1.  The Driver/Eleven Federation (Spinning v.13) (warm up) 2.  Hey Boy/The Chemical Brothers 3.  Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix)/The Doobie Brothers 4.  Start the Commotion/The Wiseguys 5.  (Heroes) Just for One Day/David Guetta vs. David Bowie 6.  Express Yourself (Mocean Worker Remix)/Charles Wright & The Watts 7.  Call on Me (Eric Prydz vs. Retarded Funk…

Fall Form

So, the seasons are about to change, and it's a time of transition and introspection.  I've probably said this before, but autumn is absolutely my favorite time of year.  The intensity of summer is calming, the air and light and leaves are changing, and I am energized.  I always find myself taking leaps forward in the fall...maybe it's because I feel the pressure before the darkness of winter sets in, or maybe it's just that I am aligned in some universal way.  No matter, this year is no exception.  I am following good energy and, even in rough times, keep reminding myself of that.  I wish the same for all of you in my classes and all who are on a journey, whether it's to better physical or mental wellness, or just to find some inner strength that you didn't know you had.
So, I've been teaching this one often lately.  It's all about form, and it's a great one to use to check in on yourself, to assess your fitness level after the summer.  We do every …