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Switcharoo

Updated: Dec 28, 2019


Time to switch it up. Running took the side line this week and has been put on hold until the knee has rested up and back to painless strides. The bike took its place. Jimmy programmed me a ‘ramp up’ session on the BikeErg; if any of you have experienced a Concept 2 piece of equipment - eg. a rower or SkiErg then you’ll have a good idea of how this bike works. Typically set up like an indoor bike, however it uses a flywheel that has a damper that adjusts the airflow thus controlling the resistance.


The session felt like the longest 35 minutes of my life! Quad Burn R’ Us! Starting the resistance low, namely zones, and each minute increasing the resistance but trying to maintain the same RPM (the cadence of the wheel) through each stage. This was where my brain was really tested. I had to have a little word with myself during the final minutes of ROUND 1.


Round 2 quickly approached. The leg burn was still at the very forefront of my brain. I didn't mention that I’d already had a 45 minute Strength and conditioning session, as well as a quick 20 minute HIIT session.


Thought process to get me through:

It’s almost over…

You have nothing more to complete today…

The pain is not getting worse, it’s just there and accept it…

Control your breathing...

By the time I’d cycled these thoughts around in my head a couple of times, well I’d only bloody finished it.