I remember when this album first came out… I was riveted to it! This song is punchy, alive, joyful, happy and makes you think of sunshine. Or maybe it’s because I correlate it to a great memory of listening to it on a beautiful day at a California beach back in 1998, on one of my trips to the Spinning HQ.
What turns a workout into a power workout is simply the overall objective of that ride. While we can call these ‘power’ workouts, they will also improve your cardiovascular performance. The physical systems that produce energy in your body are all connected, and it is hard to affect one without impacting the other. We can target our workouts for specific applications of power, and this chapter will provide examples of this.
There is something about his song reaches deep inside you, perhaps it’s because we can all identify with the pain and frustration in the lyrics, belted out in the title phrase. I would sandwich this song in between two other songs on a longer climb. You’ll find, it’s ok to be angry, as long as you work your way through it in the end.
This versatile song fits in nicely as a warm-up, cool-down, recovery, or endurance ride. At 89 rpm, it’s a perfectly blissful flat road.
I thought I’d have a little fun and give you a glimpse into what goes on in my head when I design an indoor ride. OK, maybe “fun” was not the right word and the thought of entering my head may have sent your mouse uncontrollably toward the “back” button.
You are going to LOVE this profile! We looked to someone who is a fanatic about the Spring Classics bicycle races who is also an exceptional indoor cycling instructor, Matt Scheffer. Put the two together and you have an emotional, challenging, yet very fun profile to offer your students, even those who might never have heard of the Paris Roubaix. This race is so full of history and drama, you can’t help but have a great time as you visualize the pavé (the rugged cobbled sections of the brutal 160-mile race).
As instructors, we can force our riders to stand (sort of) during different drills, but it is always more effective when the music is fun and standing is the only option.