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Cardio for two

Posted in Cardio,Concept II by Mike on September 20, 2007

Yesterday I took the dog for a jog. Nothng serious, that talking pace I hear so much about. About 1.5 miles. No HR info.

Today, Heart Rate Row – vent open
Time: 45:00
Dist: 10,125
Avg HR: 152
Max HR: 162

I had a moment at about thirty minutes where my energy just dropped like a rock. I don’t know what or why but after about five minutes it improved, I was still sluggish but better. I don’t know if it was because I had the vent open this time or if it was me but it took a lot longer to get to 150 than last time and I didn’t hold it nearly as well. Despite covering slightly more distance, I feel I got a “better” workout last time.

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  1. Scott Styles said,

    Good job on the rowing. Logging time is a critical part of building endurance.

  2. Mike said,

    thanks scott. Man it is hard to stay committed on some of those long workouts. It would be so much easier to go home. I don’t think I would be doing a lot of it if I didn’t have that solid 225 in my head. I’m not a fan of using bodyweight as a measure of health and fitness but it is so much easier to focus on, so one dimensional.

  3. Scott Styles said,

    The long ones get easier with practice. The exercise high comes faster every time.

    Bodyweight isn’t a perfect measure of health, but I have found a strong relationship between being lighter and having more energy.

  4. Chris Rice said,

    It’s not so much the weight but the composition of that weight that matters. I think you’re doing the right thing. Keep it up!

  5. Mike said,

    Thanks guys. I’ll keep plowing away. Don’t let my coworkers hear that I might have more energy though, they already don’t know what to do with me.

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