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Well... Today I am resting...
Friday, January 06, 2012      0 comments

It turns out that my body wants a rest... Did not imagine that it would give up so soon! Anyway, I guess it deserves a rest. Sunday I have a big mountain bike trip of 3 to 4 hours, so that will be a good opportunity to accumulate some energy too... Read more
Another HIIT...
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      0 comments

... and another sleepless night. It is incredible, but my heart rate does not go down after a HIIT... And if HIIT is a bit longish like last night, worse... I tossed and turned... In the end probably got only a few hours of sleep. But wow,... Read more
Another workout...
Monday, January 02, 2012      1 comments

Nothing special really, another workout at 150bpm for 70 minutes... I was tired in the end, so I started to think that may be 70 minutes is a bit too much...... Read more
Hello to 2012 with a 150bpm 70 minute workout
Sunday, January 01, 2012      0 comments

Today I have worked out for 70 minutes at 150bpm.... Hope this year I will get to my target weight.... Wish you best of luck in your quest to get to your ideal weight!... Read more
Good bye to 2011 with a 150bpm 70minute workout
Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

Today's workout was for 70 minutes at 150bpm average heart rate, burning slightly more than 1000 kCals... However, I also kind of ate at the higher end of my daily caloric allowance, so feeling very energetic right now. Good to enter the new yea... Read more
Further results on the calories burned reported by elliptical trainer
Friday, December 30, 2011      1 comments

OK, today I set out to find the heart rate that will make the calories reported by the elliptical trainer the same as that given by the heart rate monitor. I was expecting to try a few different average heart rate values, but today was my lucky... Read more
Calories burned reported by the elliptical trainer and Sparkpeople
Thursday, December 29, 2011      1 comments

I have checked the accuracy of the calories burned reported by the elliptical trainer that I have... It reports within a few percent of what the Sparkpeople fitness tracker reports, so they basically agree. However, using the average heart rate ... Read more
Today's workout is regular...
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      0 comments

I had the max HR at 145, average HR at 135... Just a regular workout with nothing fancy for the rest day...... Read more
Another hi-intensity workout!!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      2 comments

Today, I worked out again on the elliptical, but I set it up so that my minimum heart rate remains at or above 160. The resistance setting is at the maximum this machine can handle. I worked out 45 minutes, and 35 of this 45 minutes I had my hea... Read more
Another ride in the mountains
Sunday, December 25, 2011      1 comments

Hello everyone, This morning again I hit the trails of the hills that surround the city of Barcelona... I did 32.45km (slightly more than 20miles) with the local cycling club guys... The route is here: http://www.mapmyfitness.com/ro
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Elliptical trainer at maximum resistance setting
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      1 comments

Today I trained with the elliptical machine at maximum resistance setting. I have burned 990 calories in 46 minutes, and my average heart rate was 158. It never got that high before! Towards the end of the exercise, I actually hit a maximum of 1... Read more
New mountain bike adventure
Monday, December 19, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday I was again with the local cycling club guys (guys from "Unio Ciclista de Sant Cugat") in the mountains. It was cold but not terribly cold, about 39F (4C). We were cylcing a net 3h and 30', which was wonderful... We ended up traveling ... Read more
Overate for the first time in 5 months...
Friday, December 16, 2011      2 comments

And I know how it happened... A small breakfast, followed by an even smaller lunch meant later a big snack, and bigger dinner... It seems that I am doing far better on a large breakfast, a medium lunch, and a small dinner... I will be more caref... Read more
I have recovered my energy!
Friday, December 09, 2011      1 comments

After two days of lousy exercises, today my exercise was invigorating! I am glad that I returned to normal...... Read more
Exercise blues
Thursday, December 08, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday's exercise was as usual, but did not really feel especially proud of it. But today's exercise was just terrible! It was probably the hardest exercise that I did for a long time. It was not a new exercise, it was the same an hour long e... Read more

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