Day Twenty-one: Jenn Sherman's 45 min Low-impact Ride 8.27.17
The music for this ride was really spot on: lots of lower bpm grooves which kept me more in check. My legs were tired from yesterday's ride with Denis which had some intervals in it that I really pushed. I was hoping that this low-impact ride might be more of a recovery ride. While Jenn told us to hold back, the cadence and resistance numbers that she called out kept me in higher heart rate zones and power/output zones that were the equivalent of an interval workout--Zones 4 & 5. I slogged through, but my legs were pretty tired.
Though Jenn's knee was injured and she seemed a little lower pep than normal, there was a home rider who had decided to share her 40th birthday with her home rider network of friends in the studio. This kept things pretty upbeat because the studio was very lively, lots of smiles/whoops/etc.
Peloton can be amazing this way if you choose to join a Facebook group, add those people to your peloton follower list and get on different rides with that group. Even though you are each in your own basements or living rooms, you can get the feeling of community that is happening around cycling classes all across America, where you have a place, where you know people's names, where people look for you... even though you might be in different parts of the country! I highly recommend searching around Facebook and finding a group for you... could be linked to a certain instructor or a certain focus. I belong to the #515 tribe (we ride together at the crack of dawn), #plantposse group (folks who are trying to each a more plant-based diet), and the power zone pack (which tries to do some rides that hit certain power zones with the instructor Matt Willpers.