I just finished my 5th workout today since starting on 12/23/07.
I added another interval (taking it up to 5 now) since my last workout saw my recovery heart rate go from 113 to 104.
This workout my recovery rate is back up to 110. When it drops back down again, as per the instructions I was given, I will next crank up the bike tension from 8 to 9.
My motivation to continue this workout has not waned which is a very good thing. Since there is only currently 2.5 minutes of actual ‘hard’ exercise, one can see how maintaining this program isn’t difficult. Even at 8 intervals (instead of my current 5) amounts to only 4 minutes (don’t think for a second these are EASY minutes – far from it!)