Since the Tuesday trainer session made me sore, I thought I’d try the first of today’s workouts (other than pushup/dip sets of 10 whenever I feel like it) as a very light intensity stroll. I also wanted to burn a lot of calories and have a significant percentage of them count. I figured out the issue with my heart rate monitor not picking up the signal (moisten the contacts, yo) and decided to stroll over to Peet’s and get some coffee.
I ended up walking over three miles (about 5 km) and really concentrated on keeping my heart rate lower than 128 bpm (my F6 beeps when I go over the target zone). The walk didn’t make me tired and I certainly won’t feel it tomorrow, but it was a good effort anyway—more for burning fat than building strength and endurance.
- Distance: 3.2199 miles (5.1819 km)
- Time: 1:05:46 (20:25 / mile – 2.9376 mph avg)
- Heart Rate Max: 138 bpm (75%)
- Heart Rate Avg: 125 bpm (68%)
- Time in Heart Rate Zone (110 – 127 bpm): 52:50
- Energy burned: 642 kCal (55% fat) => 353 kCal fat
That’s certainly interesting food for thought, no? That’s more fat calories burned on an hour walk at 3 miles an hour than in 45 minutes at hard intensity on the bicycle trainer. Later this afternoon, I think I’m going to burn some more calories away and time trial the par course nearby. I should be pretty sore tomorrow after all this, no?