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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Pandora Endurance (Day 25/31)🎸🥁

Today I did another Pandora day. This time I biked at a fast cadence through several songs with small breaks. About 15 minutes in or so, my endurance length started to decrease and I did a few smaller intervals. I found that the faster or more “oomph” a song’s beat was, the easier it was for me to keep a faster, consistent pace. 🚴‍♀️

I definitely built up some sweat and felt the burn. I did a one song warmup and a one song cool down at the end. I included some screenshots again of some of the songs I really enjoy that came on.

We’re quickly approaching the end of this challenge. I’m working on writing Chapter One of my novel as well. What do you think my reward should be at the end?

Cheers and see you tomorrow for Day 26. Ker-kaw!

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Pandora Intervals (Day 24/31)🚴‍♀️🥁

Day 24, another Pandora interval. Thirty seconds of fast, controlled pedaling with a minute or so of rest, around ten times or so. Feel the burn. 😉🔥

Took some screenshots of some of the songs I like that played. See you tomorrow for Day 25!

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Pandora Intervals (Day 20/31)🚴‍♀️🎶

The WiFi gremlins struck tonight when I was a few minutes into a New Zealand iFit workout. So I turned iFit off, turned on my data and turned on my Pandora app (which wouldn’t kill my data usage on my cell phone). Never fear; ingenuity is here. 😊😉

I listened to my “The Cranberries” station, one of my favorites. I bicycled at a resistance of five out of 10 and did 30 second intervals (fast as I could go) with one minute rest periods. I did this a few times with each song with some longer rest periods here and there. These longer rests included when ads came on or when I lost track of when I needed to start an interval. Whoops! 🤭

When my thirty minutes were up, I did around a five minute cool down at a resistance of one (the lowest level of resistance) to spin the lactic acid out of my muscles. I worked up quite a sweat so I think it worked out pretty well.

Take that, technology gremlins. This was an excellent way to do intervals and jam out, as you could keep track of the time using the song’s track time. Pandora is a free app, so you could download it and give it a whirl, too. I included some screenshots of some songs I really like that came on during my workout. 🎶

See you tomorrow for Day 21. We’re just ten days from the finish line. Ker-kaw! 🦉

 

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Author: October Cycling Challenge– Chile la Bella (Day 14/31)🇨🇱🏄‍♀️

We made it to two weeks. That’s fourteen straight days of at least 30 minutes of biking, with some recuperating days of lower intensity workouts in-between. High fives to all.

Today I went back to Chile in a small town known for surfing.  We did intervals on a trail through some woods five times. I discovered my trainer does 8-11+ hour races that he trains for regularly. I am humbled, indeed.

Join us tomorrow for Day 15–we’re nearly halfway there! 👍🚴‍♀️

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Author: October Cycling Challenge–Norway (Day 8/31)🇳🇴

I yelled at my trainer today. I apologise, Ashleigh, the Canadian iFit trainer who cycles in Norway. I did not want to do another interval, “dig deep”, or heed your favorite phrase: “Push, push, push! Just twenty more seconds!”

I felt like I was delivering a baby and cycling at the same time. This was Day 8. 🚴‍♀️👶

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