Workout #35 (cardio)

It was cardio again this afternoon. Once again, I limited myself to 30 minutes to avoid putting too much strain on my right knee. But I also tried an experiment. On Monday, my knee began to hurt at around the 20 minute mark. Today, I brought my AceTM knee brace and wore it while I did the elliptical. At the 20 minute mark, no pain. In fact, my knee felt fine the entire time.

Because I did only 30 minutes (31:30 to be exact) I pushed myself a little harder, trying to keep the RPMs above 75 and above 80 toward the end. I did just over 2.15 miles in 30 minutes.

On Friday, I’ll use the knee brace again, but try for 40 minutes. I’ve been eyeing the treadmills. Next week, I may give them a shot.

Lower body workout with Bernard tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.