Back in the Gym

Day 8 – Tuesday 7th February 2012

Today I managed to get back into the gym for my first cardiovascular workout in a gym form for a week. I decided that it was time to give the knee that was injured in last week’s indoor soccer game a bit of a push to see how I will pull up tomorrow as we have a game on tomorrow night as well.

My alarm went off at 5:15 am and I managed to get out of bed and start to do all my preparation for the gym session. The knee was feeling a bit sore so I opted for the ride for a half hour workout with a decent amount of stretching to finish rather than the intense cross training routine that I will work back up to.

I arrived at the gym just after 6:00am and headed for the bikes. I started with the intention on riding for 30  minutes without any breaks at a medium intensity. With the effort level on 6 I began my ride and kept a pretty consistent speed for the first 10 minutes of 84rpm with a power output of 134w. at the ten minute mark I had travelled around the 4 kms, my legs were still feeling quite stiff and sore but I wanted to get the most out of the session so I increased my work rate. By the end of the 30 minutes I had ridden 13.8km with the rpm sitting around the 93 mark and my output being around 148w.

After finishing the ride I headed to stretch out my very stiff legs for the next 15 minutes.

Today’s session I am quite happy with, I am thinking I will continue to gradually increase the workload over this week to hopefully have it up to the full load by the start of next week. The only thing that will stand in the way of this is injury, fingers crossed I can get through tomorrow night’s game unscathed!

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