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Impromptu Gym Trip

Posted Mar 18 2008 12:00am
Yup, that's right...you heard me....Impromptu trip to the gym! Activity NSV for me!

Instead of eating my lunch at my computer today, I decided that I would head to the grocery store to grab a few things and get some fresh air. Since it's too windy to walk anywhere I was feeling a little guilty about no activity. Then, while putting on my mascara I got this burst of inspiration and decided to go to the gym while I was out. It's my day off for strength training, but who says I can't do cardio?!

So.... using my trusty iPod, I tried out the first episode of Couch to 5k on the cross-trainer (I still don't have proper running shoes for the treadmill, plus I can move faster on the cross-trainer). That was 5 minute warm-up, then 1 minute interval runs (8.5mph) and 1:30 minute recovery walks (5.5mph) for a total of about 25 minutes. I skipped the cool down at the end because I was going straight to my other machine.

Next I decided to try incline intervals, so over to the treadmill I went. I did a quick 1 minute warm up, then ramped it up to an incline of 12 for 5 minutes intervals, with 2 minute recoveries at an incline of 5. I did this for 20 minutes, then cooled down for 3 minutes.

To finish up the hour, I rode the recumbant bike for 10 minutes at level 5 on random. Finished this with a 3 minute cool down.

According to the machines I burned close to 400 calories today. Woooohoooo! Not bad for my day off!

(Of course, now I'm way behind in work so I should get to it!)
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