Workout #40 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 and into the gym at 5:50 AM. This marks my 40th workout in the last 51 days. That’s not too bad. If I actually made it to the gym 6 times a week during that time, I should have done 45 workouts, which means that I’ve missed 5 workouts (3 last week!). But otherwise, not too shabby!

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 561 calories, went a record distance of 3.00 miles and reached a peak RPM of 123. My pace was between 80 RPM. After cardio, I did a few groups of lower body exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Seated leg curl            12/95        12/90       12/105
Leg extension              12/75        12/75        12/90

Group 2                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Standing calf             12/115       12/115       12/135
Power crunch 1000          20/25        25/25        25/30

In confirmed my workout with Bernard for tomorrow afternoon, 4 PM. It means I can sleep in a little later if I wanted to, but I don’t think I’m going to. I’ve gotten used to getting up at 4:30 and I think I’m going to keep it up even on these rare occasions when I don’t have a workout in the 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.