Great "ride" on the recumbent at the gym!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Killed it on the workout last night. I think I might have done a bunch too many, but I set the recumbent at the gym on intervals and level 10. So, one minute hard, one minute easy. On the hard cycles I was able to keep the RPM up around 100-102. On the easy cycles I kept it somewhere between 93-95. Not much slack there but the tension was off and it was the comfortable pace.
My only real question by about the 10th interval was how smart it was to choose that workout for 55 minutes. That is a lot of intervals, but I stuck with it. I was starting to really question the intelligence of that choice by about the 20th. Finally, after the 20th they started coming back down the mountain and the hard stretches were easier. I was still questioning the intelligence involved when I got down and my rump was hurting. I considered asking for volunteers to give a butt massage, but figured I would get run out of the gym or get an offer I wasn’t going to be comfortable with. Thank goodness the warm benches in the sauna feel good when the glutes are worked hard. Nice and relaxing.
Sitting in the sauna I was thinking back to my blog about Kilimanjaro. I wasn’t sure I could top that one description wise. Then I started thinking how long it was going to be before I tried climbing that mountain on the bike again. I was thinking it was going to be awhile. My muscles were dog tired and needed a break. So, I sat and sweated some more in the sauna. Which brings up a question. Why does sweating on the bike seem so miserable, but sweating in the sauna feel so wonderful?
The shower felt heavenly after all that. By the time I got out to my car I was thinking how great a workout that was going in to rest day. I know the calorie counters on the equipment aren’t always the most accurate but I registered over 600 calories burned in the 60 minute workout. I know my heart rate was way up there.
Then I got in my car and was heading out to play trivia with the guys. Or should I say guy cause only one person showed up? As I was driving over a nasty evil thought started creeping into my head. Kilimanjaro wasn’t that bad. I could do it on level 10. That could be my hard workout after rest day. It would be hard, yeah. But it is totally doable!
Maybe I need to re-read my blog.