Yes, it is summer here in Seattle and the weather (at least for the moment) is beautiful. It is beautiful many other places where CLA athletes live and train too so, why are we talking about indoor cycling now?
You may not know this but Coach Lesley coaches athletes all over the world and some CLA team members live in places where it is winter right now and others live where it is simply too hot to be outside.
Regardless of the weather, indoor cycling can have its place in any well rounded program no matter if you are a runner, triathlete, cyclist or someone just working to get into shape. There are a lot of types of trainers out there now and we won’t address them all in this blog. There are smart trainer that allow you to ride a course virtually almost anywhere and then there are basic trainers with no bells and whistles. Regardless of the type of trainer some of the pros and cons of indoor riding remain the same. Why ride inside when you don't have to?
With a few days of sunshine mixed in over the past couple of weeks, I am starting to see more cyclists on the road. There’s definitely more chatter from athletes itching to get outside to ride!
Yes, spring is coming, but for now we still have some wetter days ahead, so let’s make sure you are ready to hit the roads when the warmer weather and longer, drier days finally arrive.
If you haven’t been cycling indoors, it’s a great option! If you dread indoor rides, there are definitely some tricks to break up the boredom and get you ready to move your riding outside. These tricks aren’t just for cyclists! Indoor cycling is a great cross-training tool for runners and an effective base builder for triathletes. It’s also an efficient way to get a great workout done in a short amount of time.
With our overscheduled calendars, the idea of an efficient workout might be enough to make you want to try an indoor cycling workout, but if not, here are a few other reasons to give it a try.