Thursday, 22 January 2015

Walk It Out

West Side Walk It Out
South Side Walk It Out
East Side Walk It Out
North Side Walk It Out

-Walk it out, Unk

I did a little endurance project last night. I went to the gym with a fully charged phone and opened PC Radio, an app offering internet stations from around the globe straight onto your phone. I warmed up for ten minutes on the cross trainer listening to VIP Mix, worked stomach for five minutes, then jumped on the treadmill.

I put the speed to 7kph and walked for 15 minutes. By the end of this I was in agony. 7Kph was too fast for endurance work really. I worked stomach for another 5 mins to give my legs a rest, then came back to the treadmill. This time I set the pace at a steady 5kph. My battery on my Xperia was at 100% before I left the house, and the gym is only a 5 minute drive away. Yet during this and the workout so far described, I lost 23% of my battery. Most of this will be what the PC Radio app drank. I then continued the exercise with 93 mins of steady walking until my battery totally died. Using PC Radio and receiving continuous messages from numerous apps uses up the battery FAST, but I was tired enough by the time it was flat. I'm sat down typing this and I'm not looking forward to standing. I think my legs have seized up.

I might try the same again with running, and ignore any messages. I'll have to wait a few days though...


Tom Charnock said...

Get running mate. I did 72 miles last week with a couple of decent podcasts. Full body and mind workout.

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