week 3 repeat finished: I went to the gym today... - Couch to 5K

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week 3 repeat finished


I went to the gym today for my third "run" on the bike. I took my oximeter swith me because the bike's HR doesn't show. Mine indicated 117 HR. I was a bit distracted by my friend a district nurse, as we were chatting. Still I did the time of 15 min 32 and the distance was 1.80 miles (2.89 km)

My level on the bike is from 2 - 4, probably not very intense, but I'm thinking about my O2 level which goes down to 87 during the exercise! That's because of my COPD.

I shall attempt week 4 next week! On the whole, I feel good about it.

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well done you!


Well, any exercise is better than no exercise. Well done and keep up the good work.


Excellent work on completing week 3. Are you finding it translates well to the bike? It's tempting me to give it a go at the gym.

I certainly find it good because: you can check your speed, your heart rate, the run distance, and the level you go at. I got used to check this. I first wrote everything down! Now I just see that I have made progress in the distance and time. This is exciting, because, in my mind, I was scared to go voer my limits. But my body tells me I don't need to be scared. At the end of the session I know I've done well because I feel good! It entices me to return and do likewise or even better.

The body is a great teller of the truth! If you feel tired or you start having pain, you can slow down. I foyour body wants to go faster of more energtically, it will spur you on too.Great indeed!


Well done! Like runswithdogs I'm interested in how well it translates to the bike? Just thinking I might have a go until I can get back to running

in reply to hilbean

I think it makes sense when the season turns cold, windy and wet! The gym is covered! (And the toilets are just round the corner!!)

Excellent work, you should be pleased with that :)

in reply to aliboo70

Thank you. I am pleased and feel confident to do teh five minutes sessions next week.

Great news, so glad to hear you progressing. I dosent matter what the bike intensity is. That can all come later. If your oxygen is down a bit best to take it slow and steady.

I have full confidence, because my body "talks to me" and asks me to set the balance right! The body is a good promoter of health, better than the mind that can try to scare you out of it.

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