Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Spring Break Midpoint
Like many other folks, I'm experiencing a mixed bag of reactions to the changes in the workouts, even though mine has stayed more stable than the others I'm witnessing. Moving up to the sprints in the cardio portion is good for me and I'm handling it well, although I wonder about the peak heart rate number -- as soon as I get close to my current goal (that I think Andrew told me was only 60% of my ultimate peak heart rate) the meter on the cardiobike starts flashing at me that I'm overdoing it. Guess maybe Andrew thinks I'm younger than I am? ;) I can do more reps on the weightlifting now but every attempt to increase the amount of weight results in pain that doesn't go away, and I admit I don't enjoy hurting all the time, especially as I'm spending my evenings and weekends packing and hauling boxes for the move. I think we have our midterm assessment today; it will be interesting to see what kind of measureable progress I have made, and where I can possibly enhance progress between now and the end of the term.