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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:

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!
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  • DJ9ERS
    After a lot of research, I do believe that it plays a large role in how everything works with the body. Last night I did some "less stressful" interval training, and kept my heart rate at the high end of my range (143-148). Tonight I am taking the night off, but may do one of the videos or two on here at some point.

    When I worked out 6 years ago, I constantly checked my heart rate, and kept it in the range. I lost 33 pounds in 3 1/2 months. Only one week did I see a plateau. I also kept my calories logged and in check too though.

    I'm doing the same thing now, only eating better yet.

    1812 days ago
  • RUSSELL1960
    When I first started doing intervals I had the same physical reaction as you did. Intervals do significantly ramp up the physical challege of the workout. The first few times I did intervals I felt exhausted before the end of the work out and my heart rate didn't come back down quickly in between the intervals. In fact my heart rate didn't come back down much at all toward the end of the work out. But do take heart. That will change. Now after about a month of doing the intervals, they are so much easier for me now. My heart rate drops quickly after each interval. I feel less burn in my legs. In general the intervals pushed me to a new level and that's fun to experience. So hang in there. Don't get discouraged.

    It's interesting to me to see how careful you've been with watching your heart rate during workouts. I haven't paid as much attention to that as maybe I should have.
    1812 days ago
    Awesome!! Love new shoes that feel good! :-) Keep it up - good luck on your WI in this week! :-)
    1813 days ago
  • DJ9ERS
    My resting heart rate was 68 this morning... so that means

    my maximum is 178

    My Fat burning zone is 134 to 145, but I usually go up to 75 percent so 134-151

    That is pretty much what I was aiming for, but wanted to make sure. I normally see my HR on the elliptical between 140-147 as I get to the 30-60 minute range.
    1813 days ago
  • DJ9ERS
    Thanks for stopping by, and for adding me as a friend.

    Right now I'm working primarily on cardio. I'm doing 200+ minutes a week of elliptical, and trying to make some of it interval training now.

    Once I get my waistline down to a workable measurement, I'm doing the Ryan Gosling workout (see picture on top left of my sparkpage). emoticon

    Have a great week yourself!
    1813 days ago
    2 lbs is a good loss per week :) I was down 2 as well this week. What kind of workouts are you doing? Have a great week! emoticon
    1814 days ago
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