Sunday, February 03, 2013
Well, I finally got a chance to work out tonight. It felt good to get moving again. It was a pretty busy weekend though, and I gained ground in my graduate course, so all's good.
First of all, my new shoes felt great tonight. I got some Asics Nimbus Gels. They look cool and felt very good the whole time. No aching in either of my arches at all over the whole 60 minutes.
I tried to do some interval work tonight, but I went too hard out of the gates and had a tough time keeping my heartrate under 150 near the end. I try to keep my heartrate around 135-145 for most of my workout. It was still a fun workout, but I don't like having to slow down so much after I was able to push it more that last few times. Next time I'll ease into it more and just do a few intervals where I push it.
I am going to get a true resting heartrate again tomorrow morning and then use the Karvonen formula to find out my maximum. That way I will know exactly what my zone should be. I remember it being 137-161 before, so I just estimated this time.. No more of that.
Here's a link to the calculator: http://www.briancalkins.com/He
I have seen good results thus far though. 2 pounds a week, every week. A couple days to go before the next weigh in. I found some great tortillas too. They are high fiber, whole wheat, 80 calories- 18g carb, 12g fiber. That was how I got all my nutrition categories into the zone. I am usually low on fiber and high on sodium, but today was perfect in all of them.
Have a good night, and week ahead!