Workout #29 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30. I was a little worried that the derailment would force me to find alternate paths into work, but I took my chances, and for a wonder, there were only minimal delays. I caught the Yellow line at PG Plaza and was at Pentagon City at 5:48, ten minutes later than usual.

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 541 calories, went a distance of 2.89 miles and reached a peak RPM of 110. The sprints are getting easier. The two today didn’t reach the usual peak, but they were more sustained. After cardio, I did a group of chest exercises in prep for my chest and back workout tomorrow.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press              12/95        12/95       12/105
Kickbacks              12/35LR      12/35LR      12/35LR
Leg lifts                   12           12           12

I was very pleased with the last set on the chest press. It was the first time I did a full set at 105 lbs, and it was the last set, to boot, which means that was with muscle fatigue. Today also represents the first day of the fifth week that I have been at this with regularity and consistency. It feels great.

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.