Workout #99 (Cardio)

Yes, another cardio workout. No strength training yet for two reasons: (a) I tell myself I’m easing back into things and (b) I’m lazy. But I’ll get there. To make up for it, I really pushed myself today on the elliptical, setting a pace of 150 calories every 10 minutes, which would be a record for me. And I did it!

40 minutes on the elliptical. I burned 606 calories, went a distance of 3.24 miles, and maintained a pace of 85 RPM with a peak of 103 RPM.

How about that! 606 calories is a record for me in 40 minutes time, as is the distance of just about 3-1/4 miles. It was tough but it felt good to do it.

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.