… Unfortunately it’s not a Greek god, more Buddah than Hercules, but hey, I’m working on it 🙂
However, I flippin’ love this tee shirt! It has been on my ‘Rivers’ list and I am very happy to report that it fits!!!! Check me out people, I do believe I look quite svelte.
Dictionary def – Svelte: Attractively or gracefully slim
Nah, maybe not 😛 😀
Anyhoo. I posted the other day about ‘fat burning’ and ‘training zones’. This was partly because I was considering how I would need to reduce the time I spend in the gym once I get a job. My current approach is fine as it works and I have the time, today though, I decided to do a liddle experiment, just because I fancied mixing things up a bit. Here’s what I did…
So, instead of walking/running on the treadmill for one hour of ‘time’, I decided to run for a ‘distance’ of 5k (3.1m). To add a little spice, I wanted to run the first mile (1.6kms) in 10 minutes. I mentioned I wanted to do this a couple of days a go.
Here are my numbers.
As you can see, I ended up running nearer 6k (5.90), just because I was enjoying it. I did manage to do the first mile in 10 minutes, although you can’t see that, but, that was after a five minute warm up walk at the very beginning. I ended with an up hill walk for half of one kilometre, 6k speed at 10% incline.
The important stats are:
1. The total time – 45:15. This is 15 minutes less than my usual cardio session
2. The number of calories burned – 915. This is comparable to my one hour calorie burn of 950-1050
It was a hard session, I enjoy it and it proved the point re overall calorie burn being similar if you increase intensity. Food for thought for the future.
If you’ve not already done so, swing on by my ‘Rivers To Cross’ page and see how I’m getting on with regard to goals I’ve set myself. If you have any ideas for more, please drop me a comment. If I think it’s doable, I’ll add it to the list.
If you’ve not already done so, swing on by my ‘100 Amigos’ page and have a look at my little project. I would love, love, love it, if you fancied sending me a hat or something for a future picture. Why not do it. Especially you NFL and other American sports fans. Any old battered hat will do. Laura the ‘kitchentutor’ from Iowa did. Check her picture.
Peace & Love from the brotherhood.