My cardiovascular fitness has been shizen for a number of years.
Hoping to improve this, last weekend I tackled the 1000 Steps with bltn Jnr to obtain a gauge/starting point.
My previous 2 attempts (2014ish & 1/17) resulted in a time of 18.40 (I know, I’m unfit).
Interestingly, last Saturday I felt like I was struggling and was fully expecting the time to be worse.
I was surprised when I got to the top at 16.40.
I was in a fasted state (no breakfast).
My diet is borderline Keto so I’m somewhat Fat Adapted, which may go some way to explaining the 2 min time improvement.
The only other meaningful difference in the last 18 months, is that my work has become more physical in terms of medium level lifting.
Not sure how this would help with a cardio workout, but I guess if overall conditioning improves, then the body’s ability to perform improves.
Anyhow, I just thought the 2min time improvement was interesting, given my perception was that i was going super slow, and heart beat levels elevated.
Werribee Gorge State Park planned for this weekend.
Has anyone hiked there ?