Ok, so...two things.
1: this is the LifeCycle 9500HR. As you can see, the sitting posture on this machine is way more
aggressive than newer versions. It’s way closer to the stretched out
aero position of a tribike and I love it. I can’t find these in gyms
anymore (because the newer versions are more upright and
comfortable...blah) but I was lucky to hit the one gym that still has
one. When I first got back into triathlon years ago, that I started
training in the winter, I spent HOURS on this bike. Tonight was like
sitting in an old friend. You know what I mean.
2: if you know me, I
have a lot of trouble with “moderation”. And getting back to training is
as much about training your heart as training your muscles. The bulk of
tonight’s workout was lower HR. I need to do more workouts like this.
Ugh. This slow-build, “moderation” thing is gonna kill me. I want
nothing more than to kick my ass on a long back ride or run. Soon, I