Rot stopped

February 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm 1 comment

Well, I’ve not been very good about logging my intake on FitDay, but in the last week or so I have really turned things around. Managed to get two of my NROL4W and two of my interval workouts in last week, although I didn’t do enough of everything else to hit my minimum target of 3 hours. NROL going well, if a little behind schedule. Now done 12 of 16 workouts from Stage 1. Next time I up the weights and drop the reps to 2 x 8. But the intervals is where I’ve really seen amazing progress.

When I started back up at the beginning of the year, I’d lost so much cardiovascular fitness that I could barely jog for a minute and my lungs were burning and I felt like I’d die. Last Wednesday I did a 2 minute interval – the first time ever. Rested 2.5′, then tried another hard. Only managed 1.5′ and rested for 2′ but did that 3 times. Total hard intervals: 6.5 mins, total time: 20 mins, total distance: 1.73 km (I jog pretty slowly), and my 1′ post-cool down heart rate: 113 bpm.

Today, at 2 mins I felt I could do a bit more. Sheer excitement propelled me to 3 mins, then I figured I’d have to recover for 3 to 3.5, like last week. But at 2 mins my HR had come down so much that I went again. This time I managed 2′. Another 2′ recovery and two more 2′ intervals. Total hard intervals: 9 mins, total time: 22 mins, total distance: 1.98 km, 1′ post-cool down HR: 101 bpm!!!

Sorry for all the numbers. I know I usually don’t go into all that detail because I imagine it’s pretty boring for other people. But I was so excited I just wanted to share it. To some people that lot might not seem like much, but it is the best I’ve ever done by a long shot, and I never thought I’d ever be the kind of person who could run – with a long history of respiratory, joint and weight problems. When I started writing this blog, I wrote a post about interval training in which I was attempting to build up to walking my hard intervals at 4.8 kph! Now I start my warm-up at 5. So, I’m up to 3 mins. Another 27 to go to hit my 2010 goal, and run my first 5k! It’s a start…

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Entry filed under: exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, interval training, weight loss, Weight training.

Stopping the rot Sorry Dan

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  • 1. Dan (Jimichanga)  |  February 21, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    That is some impressive improvement Angie!! Keep up the good work!

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  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
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  • 3. Fit into a size 18 (US 16).
  • 4. Get my body fat below 40%
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