Workout #19 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 AM and into the gym at about 5:50. Today was a cardio morning and I had a good workout. The time actually flew by because most of it was spent thinking about the new story I am working on. The gym was a bit more crowded this morning than it was yesterday–I guess a lot of people just took one extra day off.

I did my cardio workout this morning, 40 minutes on the elliptical. I burned 526 calories, went a distance of 2.82 miles and reached a peak RPM of 110, all three of which were records for me. I also needed 75 RPM to maintain my 149 heart rate. Furthermore, I noticed today that my recovery rate is improving. After my second sprint, it took 60 seconds for my heart rate to go from 178 to 157.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
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Angled, seated calf     15/100       12/120       12/120
Power crunch 1000        20/25        25/25        30/25

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Seated leg curl          12/75        12/90       12/105
Leg extensions           12/75        12/75        12/90

No workout tomorrow morning because I have an appointment with Bernard for a 4 PM workout, which will likely be a lower-body workout. In a way that’s good. It means that I can stay up a bit later tonight and perhaps do some more writing.