Sundays there’s an hour when kids can go in to the gym so the three of us went in. Luckily Katie and Dan were fairly sensible so I was able to do pretty much the whole CV programme, plus a couple of weight machines!
Treadmill – 10 mins at 5.5km/hr, gradient 5
I concentrated more on my breathing today and was able to keep my heart rate below 161 so no nasty warning lights, and I actually felt a lot more comfortable doing this than i did two days ago! I think I’ll go for 12 mins next time. Amazing how much easier it feels already.
Cycling – 7 mins, programme 6, effort 3/4
Felt much easier than on Friday – in fact, I actually increased the effort level from 3 to 4 for the last few minutes. I’m meant to keep to about 60 rpm but find a speed of 70ish more comfortable – but for the last minute I really went for it (in a bid to beat Dan distance-wise!) and touched 100rpm! Next time I’ll go for the full 10 mins on level 3.
Rowing – 1000m
The kids and I “raced” the 1000m and all finished about even – they had a faster stroke rate but I covered more distance per stroke. As with the other exercises, this also felt a bit easier and I didn’t really start struggling till the last couple of hundred metres. Next time I think I’ll try and go for two lots of 750m.
Lat pull down
3 lots of 12 reps with 15kg
Leg ??? (have to check the name of this one)
because of the problems with my right knee I do each leg separately on this one and managed the 3 sets of 12 with 5 kg on the right and 15 kg on the left. Scary how clicky my right knee is though.
Wave – 1.5 mins
Pathetic!! I find this machine difficult anyway and was pretty knackered by now. I think I need to do this one much earlier on in the routine in future.