Monday, March 15, 2010
Today's workout was a doozy! I got started and was just going to run, but 5 minutes in (about 3/4 of mile - I wasn't very focused!) and decided to do the interval program on the elliptical that I used before. It's 45 minutes alternating high resistance and slower pace with faster paces at lower resistance. It's a pretty good program. I learned that I am NO WHERE near where I want to be physically!! I just wanted to get through it. I couldn't stay at the pace it wanted me to for the whole thing. I had to take more time to recover in between intervals. Seems that before I stopped using that program I was able to keep up a lot better. Anyway, after the program was over, I just kept running trying to keep an average of 6 mph.
800 calories burned (per heart rate monitor with corrected weight input)
5.75 miles (distance is never very far when I do the interval training)
And while I'm somewhat disappointed in my performance through the program, I can rejoice in the fact that I DID it....and that I burned 800 calories!! That's 300 more than my goal for today :)