Monday, May 17, 2010

rainy conditions ...

Not only was it a Monday but it had been raining all day as well.  It was not a good combination for motivating me to do anything productive, let alone work out.  Somehow I managed to head down to the gym for some interval training.  The wet conditions outside made the treadmill that much more alluring. 

There was a "300 calorie blast" training program in April's issue of Shape magazine.  I've used a variation of this training before.     
  • 0-5 minutes      warm up                                   at 4 RPE
  • 5-8 minutes      increase intensity to moderate   at 5 RPE
  • 8-10 minutes    increase intensity to hard           at 7 RPE
  • 10-20 minutes  repeat minutes 5-10 twice          at 5-7 RPE
  • 20-23 minutes  decrease intensity to moderate   at 5 RPE
  • 23-24 minutes  increase intensity to hard            at 7 RPE
  • 24-25 minutes  increase intensity to very hard    at 7.3 RPE (the guide said 9 but there was no way that was happening)
  • 25-30 minutes  repeat minutes 20-25                 at 5-7.3 RPE (supposed to be 5-9)
  • 30-35 minutes  cool down                                  at 4 (guide said anywhere between 3 and 4)
I finished the 35 minute interval training with 350 calories burned and 3.15 miles ran.  Not a bad way to spend a Monday evening.  Then I did 125 crunches before starting dinner.  Tonight Ryan and I had three cheese tortellini with tomato sauce and a salad with baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and Gorgonzola cheese.  Delicious meal!

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