Workout #14 (Cardio)

I didn’t get to bed at 8:30 last night–or even close; I needed some time to relax before I went to sleep and it turned out that I didn’t go to sleep until close to 11 PM. I also forgot to set my alarm, but I rarely need my alarm to wake up anyway, and indeed, I was up at 4:25, a little tired, but ready to go.


I did my cardio workout this morning, 40 minutes on the elliptical. I burned 520 calories, went a distance of 2.79 miles and reached a peak RPM of 102. I also needed 73 RPM to maintain my 149 heart rate. Furthermore, I noticed today that my recovery rate is improving.

Tomorrow is lower-body strength training so today’s round was in preparation for that:

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Seated leg curl          15/75        12/90       12/105
Leg extensions           12/75        12/75        12/75
Bosu crunches             20LR         25LR         25LR

It felt good coming out of the gym with the temps in the low 30s after the workout this morning. Next workout is tomorrow morning.

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.