When I was about 14 years old I biked everywhere… Since then I have biked zero places. It was always so refreshing and fun! Plus I lived by the mountains so the view was always amazing! I guess the fact that it was my only personal form of transpirations besides walking probably played a role in it all as well. Now that I have a car and a new love for running I do not even remember the last time I rode a bike. A couple months ago I did do one spin class and actually enjoyed it but got so busy I could only fit in my running for the last bit. Yesterday was my rest day but I really felt like working out so figured I would give the stationary bike a try.
Did I mention I have no idea what I am doing in this area?
My plan was to do 30 minutes a descent speed. I have no idea what a descent speed is on a bike or what level to choose. I chose level 10 and aimed to keep my RPM above 70. I did occasional 30 second to 1 minute bursts where I would push as hard as I could. My legs did hurt occasionally but I really am not sure if it was a good workout or not.
Here are some of my questions in that area… All input is appreciated!
- What distance is good to aim for when training for a half marathon?
- What RPM is what you should aim to stay above?
- How long do you do bursts are standing?
- What do you do to kill time because biking is a tad boring?
- Should I just go to a spin class instead of doing it on my own?
Moral of the story is I will do the whole biking thing but I am not happy about it. I am open to tips make it a more enjoyable and beneficial experience though!