I started doing coached triathlon spin classes in the fall. After my second one, I posted the following on my blog:
"If I keep doing these classes, I might die... But, if I don't die, I'll be able to blow away my bike split times from this season."
Since that time, I've kept doing the classes. They haven't gotten any easier. I frequently feel that a class is the toughest or most challenging one yet. But, something has changed.
I no longer feel like I'm going to die.
The first time I did one of Angie's spin classes, it was a harsh reality check. It was a lesson that I am capable of pushing myself much harder then I had previously realized. But, now a new bar has been set. Do I think I've reached the limit of how hard I can go? No. But, I have learned something.
I'm not that easy to kill.
And, I already have a sneaking suspicion of something else:
I'll be able to blow away my bike split times from last season.