Get The Adrenaline Pumping

hi everyone!  hope you are enjoying an extended MLK weekend.  this playlist may be one of my favorites… a lot of endurance work (which relies on the class really pushing themselves on the long stretches of uncomfortable resistance), but a few climbs to break up the ride.  here is the spotify link, enjoy!  cycle tunes 1.17.13

  • the script, will.i.am – hall of fame (3:23) : really great warm up song.
  • calvin harris, florence welch – sweet nothing (3:33) : quick seated surges on the chorus.
  • liquid soul – adrenaline (7:51) : here comes the endurance work.  almost 8 minutes in the saddle.  uncomfortable resistance, but not a direct uphill climb.  can mix it up with one minute out of the saddle, one minute 5 rpm surge, etc.
  • icona pop – i love it (2:36) : ok, i really like the pop beat of this song, but there are a few unfavorable words that i had to manually edit.  but it’s so fun!  time for lifts in and out of the saddle.
  • chris brown – don’t wake me up (3:43) : surges/sprints.
  • golden earring – radar love (3:44) : ok, this song was recorded before my dad was out of high school (love that it’s sandwiched between chris brown and jessie j).  but it’s really great for climbing.
  • jessie j – domino (3:52) : surges and/or lifts.
  • morgan page – body work (4:00) : another solid endurance push.  can also move into a slight uphill climb toward the end.
  • u2 – where the streets have no name (4:47) : feel free to continue with some endurance work (i skipped ahead for the first 1 min or so of song to keep momentum) or move into climbing.
  • ke$ha – die young (3:32) : can’t believe i used ke$ha, but i did.  sprints to finish the ride.
  • the head and the heart – lost in my mind (4:19) : stretch / cool down.
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Some Favorites to Start the New Year

happy new year everyone!  hope this ride helps you to jump start any new year’s resolutions you may have made.  these are some of my favorites songs, not necessarily from 2012, but a great way to start the year.  enjoy!  here is the spotify link: cycle tunes 1.10.13

  • rhianna – diamonds (3:45) : rhianna may not be the best role model, but i really like this song.  use this opportunity to stretch/warm up.
  • busta rhymes – c’mon (catch em by surprise) (3:33) : 20 sec surges, adding 5 rpm at a time.
  • martin solveig – hello (3:13) : quick climb, in and out of saddle.  surges on each increase.
  • lecrae – walking on water (3:41) : back up hill, a little heavier this time.
  • katy perry – e.t. (benny benassi radio edit) (3:21) : my favorite version of this song.  time for sprints.
  • walk the moon – anna sun (5:22) : my favorite spin song ever (well, at least for now).  get in the zone for some quick endurance work.
  • enur – calabria 2008 (3:55) : lifts.
  • benny benassi – control (3:30) : endurance work, surges for 1 min at a time.
  • justin beiber ft. nicki minaj – beauty and a beat (3:48) : lifts.
  • madonna – celebration (benny benassi remix) (3:59) : quick climb.
  • chris brown & benny benassi – beautiful people (3:46) : surges.
  • alabama shakes – i found you (3:00) : cool down / stretch.
  • the modern post – before the throne (3:28) : really beautiful song, continue cool down.