29 October 2010

We've established that I can walk reasonable distances and for long periods of time. but this--


--this is kicking my ass.

The first time out on it I managed 15 minutes before I was sucking wind and feeling like I was going to hurl, and distance wise I only made it .83 miles.

Today I managed 20 minutes--I'm not sure how far because I didn't have my GPS thingy on me--but at least I didn't want to hork up my lunch.

I'm hoping that between it and the Trikke I'll serious up my cardio conditioning, but for now...geeeeeeez.


Karen Nichols said...

I'm really intrigued by this. Is the difficulty in that it's a more serious cardio workout than walking, or that you're using different muscles?

Thumper said...

It's a much more serious workout than walking (for me.) I had a hard time getting my heart rate up to 110 when walking; less than a minute on this and it's pushing 160. Which tells me I'm really out of shape.

There are also several versions of this that function a lot more like mobile elliptical trainers--they have the arm thingies where this one just has a bike handlebar. That's a full body workout; mine is probably a 80% body workout. ... you can peek at them there.

Em said...

You go! As a couch potato, I'm always impressed - and a bit envious - of those who take on the challenge of some serious exercise.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Congrats on the workout bike thingy! I think that I would fall off. ;-)

And thank you so much for the key chain! It arrived a few days ago, and it really made me smile. You are to be congratulated for completing the 3 Day. I will think of you every time I use it!

Mom Sue to The Furry Bambinos

Dana @ Russian Food said...

Cool. I know its a quit old post but I just want to say this post has so much fun reading it and the bike is a good tool for exercising. :)