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Monday, August 08, 2011

The Workout: Day Fourteen

The funny thing about sending things to print is how -- no matter how much you pore over the work, how much time you've spent making sure every little tiny detail is perfect -- immediately you find an obvious error.

The great thing about printing my book through a place like Lulu is that I was able to make the fix in the file, upload it to their servers and, from that moment on, all future copies of the book will have said fix.


Today I took a running leap at the 16%, 3.7mph bar... and still didn't quite make it. I managed to get about 25 mins in this time at 3.7 but my body is now officially in full-blown rebellion. I ended up slowing down to 3.5 -- it doesn't seem like a huge thing, numerically, but I'll tell you this: those .2mph were like manna from, well, you know.

On the bright side, I'm able to make it through a whole session now without it turning into a pathetic display -- it's not much better than a pathetic display, mind you, but at least I can manage to keep my torso and head mostly upright when I walk now (this has done wonders for my ability to breathe fresh-ish air).

Here's today's stats:

- User
Age = 31
Weight units = 230

- Workout
Elapsed Time = 60:00
Avg Heart Rate = 171
Max Heart Rate = 185 <-- Down quite a bit from the last report. With a bit of luck, I think my body might be adapting to these new settings.
Avg Speed Units = 3.6 mph
Max Speed Units = 3.7 mph
Avg Pace = 16:42 /mile
Distance = 3.59 miles
Calories = 1276

- Cool Down
Elapsed Time = 2:00
Avg Speed Units = 2.0 mph
Max Speed Units = 2.0 mph
Distance = 0.07 miles
Calories = 9

- Total
Elapsed Time = 62:00
Avg Heart Rate = 171
Max Speed Units = 185
Avg Speed Units = 3.5 mph
Max Speed Units = 3.7 mph
Avg Pace = 16:42 /mile
Distance = 3.66 miles
Calories = 1285

All-in-all, I managed a full 10 more calories than my last workout. Not an earth-shattering amount, by any means, but still, progress.

Can't argue with that.

If you add up Saturday's and today's counts (1275 + 1285 = 2560) and subtract them from what's left (19625) then I've got 17065 calories left to burn in 16 days.

Man, those days off really hit like a load of bricks, huh?

Well, more to come tomorrow!


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