Thursday, February 9, 2012
Visiting the Pain Cave.
Triathlon seems to be experiencing a surge in popularity. Great news for our sport as it gets more exposure and support. I think those kind of things have been really helpful to a grass roots tri club like ours. Our membership is booming and we have been lucky in securing a lot of really great sponsors for 2012. One of these sponsors is The Bike Hub, our local bike and multisport store. Amongst a whole lot of other things, they offer our club use of their basement spin room. Its a massive space complete with a huge flat screen TV, countless spinerval DVDs, fans, trainers...you name it. And of course one of the best things is immediate access to a mechanic should that be required.
A group from our club workout there Tues/ Thurs and Saturdays every week over the winter. Finally this Saturday I had a 1hr 45min spin on my schedule so I decided to give the Bike Hub Basement a go.
Now I know what the term "pain cave" refers to.
A friend who was visiting the pain cave snapped some pictures of us. Yes, that's me on the far right. I know it looks like I am praying...praying for it to be over.
Afterwards my legs were like jello, but it was the best bike workout I have had in months. Way more focused than anything I would do at home by myself. So it looks like Saturdays in the pain cave will become a regular thing for me :-)