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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Workout: Day Twenty Four

Well, I didn't knock it out of the park... but I managed to pull off a full 10 mins at 4mph on at 16% incline.

It's not the world-shattering result that I would've hoped for... but considering how much of a beating my lower back took in those 10 minutes, well, I'll take my victories where I can.

On the bright side, I finished out the rest of the workout at my old nemesis: 3.7mph.

I've now managed to do 3 full one-hour sessions at 3.7 or higher.  That's pretty freakin' sweet.

Tho' that said, there is one little odd little thing I noticed: when I was doing my workout at 4mph I was actually burning less calories per hour than when I was doing 3.7.  On the 4.0 I was burning around 1240-ish (I think) but on the 3.7 I was burning 1316.

Weird.

That said, though the calorie burn was lower, that higher speed kicked my ass like I stole something.  Yikes.

Seriously, I'm going to feel that tomorrow.

Here's today's stats:

- User
Age = 31
Weight units = 230

- Workout
Elapsed Time = 60:00
Avg Heart Rate = 170
Max Heart Rate = 183 <-- Yep, that 4.0 did a number on the ol' ticker
Avg Speed Units = 3.8 mph
Max Speed Units = 4.0 mph
Avg Pace = 15:59 /mile
Distance = 3.75 miles
Calories = 1307

- 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 = 170
Max Speed Units = 183
Avg Speed Units = 3.7 mph
Max Speed Units = 4.0 mph
Avg Pace = 15:59 /mile
Distance = 3.82 miles
Calories = 1317

Tomorrow I take another run at it.  See if I can't do better than 10 mins.

Cheers,
Brandon

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