Howdy! This week is already kicking my butt yet it’s only Tuesday. I’d like to think things can only get better from here.
The day was made especially memorable when I spilled very hot coffee all over my face, my cardigan, and the break room counter. When I say hot, it was hot…my chin was stinging for some time after.
I’m so sad that the weekend is a thing of the past. It was a fun weekend and I enjoyed it.
As I set out to do, I did put together a new ride on Friday night. While it didn’t take an hour, it wasn’t too too bad. Since I had a running list in my head of songs I wanted, that part was easy. Thing is, they’re definitely top 40 and sometimes they’re lacking in staying power. Only one way to find out.
Here’s the ride…
Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory – Warm up
Turn up the Music – Chris Brown – Climb – first climbing song, mix things up, pick ups on the chorus
Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benetar – Climb – moderate to heavy
Right Now – Van Halen – Climb – heavy, out of the saddle, pick ups on chorus
Let’s Go – Calvin Harris feat Neyo – Sprints (3 of them, about :30 each)
Rock Your Body – Black Eyed Peas – Climb – moderate, nice pace, in the saddle
Scream – Usher – Climb – moderate/heavy, pick ups on the chorus
Breathe Me – Sia – Climb – heavy slow seated climb
Baba O’Reilly – The Who – Climb – moderate, standing climb, last minute, pick up the pace as the song picks up
Rock This Town – Stray Cats – Jumps – start with 6 count, end with 4, heavier along the way
I know my descriptions are vague. Lately I jot down a general action for a song but really play off how the song feels to me that day (and how the class responds). If you want any additional information, let me know.
I liked the ride overall. There were a couple of non-Jessica songs in there that I’ll call out…
Breathe Me – this song is slooow…and it’s sung by a female (you may have noticed that I have very few female singers in my playlists). The funny story with this song is that while i was on vacation the girl who subbed for me played a slow song for a climb and one of the regulars in class didn’t hold back and said something along the lines of “this song is too slow for a climb”. Therefore there was a bit of irony behind my decision to play this song. I found out who he was though and was happy that he kept his mouth shut during my slow song. 🙂
Rock This Town – Totally not my usual style but it has a decent beat and I thought the riders might like something different. It was fine, not my favorite, but it did the trick.
Now I have to turn it in to a 60 minute ride for Thursday. I never understand why something as simple as adding +/- 15 minutes can be so time-consuming
Any favorite work out songs that I should keep an ear out for?