Orangetheory: Peak Performance Week
Friday, July 21, 2017
I made it through PPW. Apparently Orangetheory does Peak Performance Week every six months so that members can see their progress. I started a month after the last one, so this was my first. I can use all the stats as a baseline to see how much I've improved by the next one. So here's how I did:
500 meter row: 1:55
24 minute run: took that day off
2000 meter row: 9:24
Bodyweight challenge: 163 reps
1 mile run:12:35
The body weight challenge consisted of two rounds of sit ups, hand release push ups, TRX pull ups, and bench-tap squats, 1 minute for each with no rest in between. The reps were continuous from exercise to exercise; I got 81 the first round, 82 the next. Basically 20 reps of each exercise. I went into the mile run very anxious this morning, worried that time would be called before I finished. I was hoping for a time around 15 minutes, and I did it in 12:35! I was amazed!!
I'm pretty pleased with my results. Mind you, I'm 47, overweight and struggling with an autoimmune condition. A lot of the members there are in their 20's and 30's and really fit. My scores were absolutely not on the leaderboard. There were people there in their 50's running the mile in six minutes. But I could not have gotten scores anywhere near that when I first started. 2000 meters is 1.2 miles. And I did it without stopping. I ran the mile without slowing to a walk. I can do some exercises with 20 lb weights instead of 5 lb weights.
I'm definitely stronger. My endurance has increased. And I can run! On Monday I will find out the results of my blood tests, to see if there's a clinical reason why I'm not losing weight. At least, with the help of these workouts, I'm not gaining any weight.