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Pausing To Measure Progress

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A couple days ago I managed to bang my knee and as it was too sore I was off the treadmill. Today I couldn't tolerate yet one MORE day off my 'mill so I decided to get on, but at 4 mph rather than my usual 5+ mph. Used the same incline of 10.

Now a pretty steady constant for me and my 'millwork is that I start sweating around 15 mins. into my workout. I sweat enough to start swabbing with the towel I keep nearby and turn on the built in fan (kicking in my "afterburner"...lol) on my treadmill. I may sweat a little earlier when adjusting to a speed I've recently bumped up to.

Tonight I didn't start sweating enough to bother with the fan until I was 40 mins. into my routine! My body's so accustomed to the 5 mph effort that 4 mph doesn't have NEARLY the effect it used to! I'm sure that must be an indicator of the level of fitness to which I've risen...woo hoo!

Late, darn it...off to bed...keep SPARKING everyone! :-)

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    Hope your knee is completely better soon.
    2923 days ago
    Ahhh so sorry you got an injury. Hope your knee heals up so you can get back to the new pace you like to cruise the mill on. Take care and get that knee well.
    2924 days ago
    Sounds like you know what to do. Keep on Sparking.
    2924 days ago
  • VEMAN1
    Way to struggle through some level of exercise. I stressed my plantar in my right foot yesterday. I had to stretch it a bit today to get through the workout. And, it feels pretty good. Remember to ice it even if you don't think it will help.
    2924 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    blessings and hugs.............lita
    2924 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon (There's no emoticon with a guy on the treadmill - sorry about that!)
    2924 days ago
    Too funny! I thought I was the only one who could time her workout by how far my sweat had spread! Like you too, if I need to ramp it up a bit, I can tell if it's effective by how much sooner I start to sweat. I always held to the etiquette when speaking about females - women perspire. However, when I work out, I SWEAT!
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    2924 days ago
  • KATRINA333
    Well done! I found that I really needed my rest days and that I underestimated their contribution to my health plan. Sometimes our body gives us these small injuries so that we 'rest' and recover. Good for you for listening and adjusting to your body's needs.

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    2924 days ago
    Sometimes a little moderation is necessary. With my joint replacement, I need to take it easy some days. It swells up and I have to slow down. I think I may need to look back into that chair exercise team and check out some of those work outs for when I am knee sore. You are like the energizer bunny, you keep going even when you take a licking. I need to get some of that spirit. I walked today but now I am swollen. So, tomorrow, maybe I'll check back into the chair team for those off days.
    2924 days ago
    Sorry you were injured. You made an intelligent decision to "cool it" (exercise-wise) for a couple of days. Interesting observation about training intensity. Get better soon, okay?


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    Comment edited on: 2/18/2010 11:38:29 PM
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