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Finding the exercise limits (again)

Wednesday I did intervals, then more on the elliptical, for about 4 miles in an hour. I hadn't done any serious exercise for several days at that point, and I felt pretty energized; I could possibly have lasted for a bit longer.

Thursday (last night) I did intervals, then more on the elliptical, for about 3 miles in 45 minutes. I was not as energized, but not too awfully draggy. I felt pretty tired by the time I finished, though, and definitely felt weary later as I climbed the stairs to my apartment.

This morning, my calves actually feel tired. I am debating seeing what kind of distance I can get tonight; I'll be away over the weekend, possibly without much exercise, so more exercise now might be good, but I don't know if I should push it. On the other hand, I am curious about how much I can accomplish.

It's nice to know I'm capable of more than I thought I was, at least! I wonder if I can build up a bit? Either faster, or more time? Recommendations for which might be best to try first?

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nifwitch
Aug. 10th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
So. Impressed.
oracne
Aug. 10th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
So. Tired!
ericaceous
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
i am also impressed. I'm a sedentary mess right now myself, but i found that intervals to go faster helped me increase distances faster, that lst time i was working on a fitness project. however, i also found that intervals multiple days in a row did not go well, especially on the same apparatus. I would also get sore calves and shins on the elliptical if I did too many days in a row, so I was switching between the bikes (if they have a recumbent, that thing is hamstring city in an awesome way that helped my elliptical speeds) and the elliptical.
oracne
Aug. 10th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an excellent strategy. There are rowing machines I might try, but I don't think there are any recumbent bikes.

Am skipping tonight, it turns out.
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