October 19, 2012 by saltdogsducttape
I’ve talked before about having measurable goals as part of a successful workout routine. So far it’s been really helpful for me to time my workouts, having a ticking clock provides a lot of motivation to work faster. Keeping a log of times gives me a measure to evaluate my progress.
After I finished my two week workout routine I started over again at day one so I could compare my times. Fore the first half of the program I was seeing great results. I improved my times on every workout and felt like I was preforming at a higher level than the first time I went through the routine.
Everything was fun and games until I got days seven and nine (eight was a rest day). I added nearly a minute both of those workouts. As much of a let down as those two days were, they provided a moment of reflection simply achieving a lower time. Thinking back to day seven, I could have worked harder on the first three rounds, because my fourth round was the fastest. On day nine, I think I did it wrong the first time. This time around I felt faster, felt stronger, and didn’t break as long. This is one of the reasons that really like timing my workouts. Without comparing times on day nine, I would have thought that the second time was a better workout, even though it took longer. Or I would not have realized that I did two rounds instead of three the first time.