Thursday, August 11, 2011

The running begins!

My new HR monitor arrived this week and I decided to christen it today! I was interested to see how many calories I burn while running, so I hit the park!

Duration: 35 minutes
Distance: 3km run
- 50 x sit-ups (hands behind head)
- 40 x push-ups (on knees)
- 30 x tricep dips
- 20 x squats

Calories burned: 423
Max HR: 189
Average HR: 159

I wore the HRM at Flyball dog training later tonight and burned an extra 634 calories in 80 minutes.

Total calories burned: 1057
Total calorie intake: 1200
Net: +143 calories

I have to say, the first 500m of running was a real struggle. My inner-enemy was telling me that I should stop, that I was too tired, that I didn't want to do this, that I should just walk instead... But I pushed through it and kept running and amazingly improved my 1km time-trial to 6 minutes and 30 seconds! After that km, I just kept on running! I felt free and alive! I had planned on burning 500 calories, but I had to cut the session short. I figured it was okay seeing as I knew I would be burning more later at Flyball training. I was amazed when I looked at my watch after FB training! It seems the dogs aren't the only ones training hard!

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