Friday, August 31, 2007


Great workout last night.
Started with spin class with Amelia who is the only instructor who can push me into working at 90% (anaerobically - about 163 bpm for me). Normally I just automatically back off from that level and I've been trying to mentally get myself past that as my muscles can work that way - they're not failing at least not right away.

After class, I continued riding at 90-100 rpm for about 10 minutes, then took a break, changed shoes, and then used the weight machines that Dr. Greg Grant suggested I try to strengthen my right leg: The Calf Raise, and the Seated Hamstring Curl. I did 2 sets of 20 on each and then also did the Hamstring one for each leg.

Then still feeling great, I walked on a treadmill for 30 minutes at max incline (15 degrees).

Not terribly sore today though I did take a voltaren.

My resting pulse is down to 56 bpm - hooray.

What's really funny to me is that I'm getting in great shape, but my weight hasn't changed at all (not even my body fat %). What a hoot, and what a mistake to only focus on that.

Tomorrow I'm going to hike Rose Peak from Del Valle. I'm going to try to get there at 7am which means leaving at 6am - yikes.

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