Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Workout Recap - Running on July 30th (plus Challenge Day 9)

I had a pretty great run yesterday! I chose an interval workout that was a bit faster than the two previous ones I did. There weren't as many changes in the pace, but the average pace was about 30 seconds/mile faster. I wasn't sure that I would be able to stick with that pace the whole time, but it ended up being just fine, even with the very slight incline. My legs/feet hurt a bit at first, but then I got in a nice groove and honestly felt like I could keep going for a while. I didn't want to be at the gym forever though, and I still had the challenge exercises to do, so I capped it after the 3 miles + cool-down walk.

For the 3 miles of running, I completed it in 30 minutes and burned 361 calories according to the heart rate monitor, 375 calories according to the treadmill. For the total 35 minutes on the treadmill, I did 3.31 miles, and burned 406 calories according to the heart rate monitor and 422 calories according to the treadmill. Again, there is a 5-6lb difference in what the treadmill says for my weight and what I entered in for the heart rate monitor (too lazy to change the default on the treadmill) - this could account for the difference.

I kept the heart rate monitor going for the next 25 minutes, and did my challenge exercises and a bit of stretching. For the total time it was going:
Time: 1:00:42
Calories: 634
Average: 158 bpm
Maximum: 182 bpm
Time "in zone": 0:28:20

The challenge was hard yesterday! My arms were so sore that the pushups were a real struggle. For the crunches - I did 15 traditional abs, 15 V-Ups, 15 Russian Twist and 15 Bicycles. I'm really looking forward to my day off from challenge today!

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