Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday cardio

Hmmm, I wanted to do zone 4 intervals on the treadmill, but running fastish was giving me significant soreness in my left lower leg - I have been using minimalist shoes for treadmill warmup, either that has slightly pronged it or it is something else (have had slightly sore left knee all week as consequence of overly heavy gears on bike workout last Sunday). Anyway I listened to the voice of reason and switched to the elliptical for the rest of the hour. I think I have to use that machine more while I am here: I really haven't used one since I got a HR monitor, but I see that clearly I am getting a higher heartrate with much lower perceived effort on the elliptical than I do on the treadmill, and the heat buildup is far less overwhelming (also I got the one that is in direct line of a fan). Will figure HR zones are similar and that it is reasonable to sub in some volume on the elliptical for what is otherwise nearly intolerable treadmill running, very hot and very slow!

1:04, avg HR 145, max HR 165

zone 1: 12:28
zone 2: 10:10
zone 3: 16:40
zone 4: 7:34

1 comment:

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

I find it really hard to get my heart rate up on the elliptical while still maintaining some semblance of cadence!