Workout #62 (Cardio)

Up at 4:15 AM. For some reason, I woke up a little earlier than usual and felt pretty wide awake. I rolled over to turn off my alarm and realized that I never set it last night! Oh well, I rarely wake to the alarm anyway. I was into the gym by 5:50 this morning and I did good on both cardio and my brief upper body workout, setting a new personal record on the latter.

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I managed a record 586 calories, and a distance of 3.14 miles. I reached a peak RPM of 97. My pace was a record 86 RPM. After cardio, I did a group of chest exercises exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Chest press               12/115       12/115       12/115
Dead lifts                 12/80        12/80        12/80
Knee-ins                      20           20           20

This marks the first time I’ve ever done 3 full sets of chest press all at 115 lbs. If I can do it again tomorrow, than I’ll start bumping up that last set a notch or so and slowly work my way up.

The workout felt really good this morning. Even the elliptical workout felt smooth and the 40 minutes flew by. Tomorrow is a full chest and back workout.

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.