I desperately need some new rides. What I have been doing is modifying older rides by just mixing some new music in, but I'm realizing I need some completely brand new rides. My goal is to bang out at least one this week. Fingers crossed!
That said, here's another ride. As usual, creatively named Jessica 1 (you can see my numbers are definitely not used in order).
Ray of Light - Madonna - 5:21
Warm up. This is a longer warm up so towards the end I'll try to get the heart rate up a bit more than usual.
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - 8:00
Climb, climb, climb. The beginning of this song is a bit slower than I'd like, but it seems to work anyway. Come out of the saddle right at the beginning and stay there for the whole 8 minutes. Starting at about a 6/10 to be sure that your hill warrants being out of the saddle. Add as desired, ending heavy.
Animal - Neon Trees - 3:32
Love this song! Recover/sprint. Sprint on the chorus', 3 times.
Gettin' Over You - David Guetta - 3:06
Time to climb again. Mix up in the saddle with running. Play off the song.
Breathe In (or maybe Machinehead) - Bush - 4:16
Keep climbing, take it to the top. Out of the saddle, ending heavy.
Tainted Love - Soft Cell - 2:39
Do It - Nelly Furtado - 3:29
Climb, 5/10 to start, adding every minute. On the rap, jump for counts of 4 or 6.
One More Time - Daft Punk - 5:21
Still climbing, let's take this whole song out of the saddle ending heavy.
My original thought with this song was that I'd have them add resistance every time he says "one more time". I told this idea to my class, but also told them I realized it would be cruel. One "show-off" decided she'd try it anyway, she must have added resistance at least 15 times. :)
The Way I Are - Timbaland - 2:59
Let's back the resistance off to moderate and jump! Jump for the whole song, 6 counts.
Here it Goes Again - OK Go - 3:00
Straight from the jumps to climbing. Keep the resistance where it's at and add every minute, in the saddle. Get that hill nice and heavy. Make those legs want out. One more song to go.
Requiem - Metallica - 2:59
Nice heavy instrumental to end our heavy hill with. Out of the saddle, add add add.
Seasons of Love - Rent - 3:05
And recover! Nice work.