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
-------                -------      -------      -------
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.

About 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 Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.