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Bike Sprints

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I had a terrific workout this morning at 6:30 a.m. During the school year, this isn't early for me. But, I've really been sleeping in the past few weeks! (Well, until 7:30 or so.)

But, after such a successful 1st week of my "reset"... and losing 2.5 pounds in that week(!)... I decided to get up and make it happen. And, I did!

Since I had a short time, I decided to ride only 10 miles & do sprints. My usual speed is 13-15 mph. I decided to try to keep my speed at 15 mph most of the time... and then did sprints where I got to 18 (& one time to 20!). Since I ride in a neighborhood, I would find a spot where I had a few straight blocks and just push myself. Man, it hurt! But, it was a great burn!

And when I got home I saw that I had burned 400 calories in just 42 minutes! That's a lot for me - probably the most ever! So, I think I'll try to do this once a week. I'll even make it a challenge to see if I can get faster. How soon can I break 40 minutes? emoticon
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FITFOODIE806 6/26/2013 2:55PM

    nice! I love giving myself little challenges like that. Keeps fitness interesting. You will beat 40 minutes before you know it!

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LISAINMS 6/26/2013 2:37PM

    x2 on the hill repeats. Sprint intervals get your heart pumping and hills will work your muscles.
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BUTTERFLY-1976 6/26/2013 1:21PM

    Awesome. Why to push it!! It wount take long for you to break 40 minutes

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BILL60 6/26/2013 9:07AM

    Great workout. Try hill repeats also. They're both great for you.

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DDOORN 6/26/2013 8:35AM

    Gotta love our bikes!

Don

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TIMOTHYNOHE 6/25/2013 11:42PM

    Good work.

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HAPPYJAY 6/25/2013 9:49PM

  cool

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