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Sigh... [Jul. 12th, 2007|07:14 pm]
John
So, I said to myself, "self," I said, "two minutes at a time is your limit tonight. You want to go from 30 minutes of interval training to 40."

So that was an absolute rule, one that I simply couldn't break.

So I got on the treadmill, and went for 2 minutes at 6 miles an hour... and my heart rate was only 138. After a minute and fifteen seconds, it was at 118, and when I started again after a minute and a half, I was at 114, no, wait, 113.

What could I do? I went for 2:15, which put my heart rate in the low 140s. And then, after a minute and a half, I was back under 120. I gave myself an extra fifteen seconds of rest, and then went for 2:15 again. And again. And again. I did seven or eight intervals at 2:15 before deciding that was enough, and doing only 2 minutes for the rest.

I got through 45 minutes, and kept my average speed at 4.4 miles an hour.

My legs aren't on speaking terms with me, but then, legs don't talk, so I suppose that's okay.
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[User Picture]From: droops
2007-07-13 12:31 pm (UTC)
Whilst your legs may complain, I think you're a hero. Now, if I could just convince MY legs to start doing the same kind of work . . .
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