intensity vs time spent

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

OMG - I think I'm gonna keel over! I really pushed myself on the elliptical and added some little 2lb dumbbells for part of intervals like I was climbing a ladder with them....when I thought I couldn't do anymore, I'd push out 15 more seconds..... and I did some high resistance intervals along with some faster paced intervals (7.5 mph - remember it's an elliptical not a treadmill ;) and I didn't sustain it for more than 2 minutes)...for a total of 50 minutes and 550 calories, and about 4.5 miles. I knew my distance would suck because I was having to take time to recover...but I reallllllly thought I'd burn more calories doing it that way. I guess I did burn about 50 more...but for those 50 calories, I'd rather not kill myself and just run/jog an extra 5 I dunno...seems there's gotta be some other benefit to pushing that max heart rate was 191 (101%), and my avg was 164 (86%)...but it says only 20% of my calorie burn was from fat....hummmmm

Oh, and just now, I was playing with my heart rate monitor watch...and I adjusted my weight so we'll see if it tells me I'm actually burning fewer calories tomorrow...and I had to set it to "hard" for the exercise level because I always seem to keep my heart rate too high for it to be in the "moderate" zone...anyway, I'm fingers are just about the only part of my body I can move at the moment...haha

I haven't eaten anything today (baaaaaaaaaad girl - but I wanted to wait till i was done with my workout). Probably gonna go make a salad in a minute.
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