I jumped on the elliptical for 25 min this morning. When I do the elliptical I generally start with pedaling backwards. I try to do at least half of the time in that direction then switch to forward motion. Sometimes I end up doing more time pedaling backwards due to my not looking at the time. Today was one of those days. When I finally looked at the time I was 18 minutes into my workout. woo! That left 7 minutes for forward pedaling. That time went by quickly!
I immediately jumped on the bike for 15 minutes and it went by with the quickness. I did the 3 minute cool down for a total of 43 minutes today.
I can definitely feel the workouts in my calves. That always happens when I go backwards on the elliptical.