Noticeable Improvement

Today, I focused on cardio exercise… and surprised myself!

  • 14 minutes on the treadmill, no breaks, with (after a minute or so of walk-in) a constant pace of 7 km/hr
  • 15 minutes on the stationary cycle, no breaks, but not at a constant pace because the damned thing kept trying to push me into more difficult levels.
  • Another 10 minutes on the treadmill, trying Shawn’s suggestion of intertraining… that translated to 3 one-minute bursts of 10 km/hr, and the rest walking at 4 or 6 km/hr.

I stopped more because I decided to head out and do some marking before class, than out of any exhaustion. I could probably have gone for another 10-15 minutes of either regular running or intertraining. So it is indeed getting easier, even if my weight is not budging… it’s not supposed to in just a couple of weeks, though, I know that. I may pop in tomorrow evening, just to lift some weights, but I think I’ll give myself a rest from the running for one more day.

I am thinking that the running might be a good thing to do daily, though. We’ll see how it works out in terms of schedule.

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