I mentioned the other day that I was trying Live to FailÂ with my coworkers.
Iâ€™ve tried half a gazillion different kinds of workouts since I started working out, but it has been a long time since Iâ€™ve focused on just heavy, work-your-muscles-to-fatigue lifting. Itâ€™s what I did with my trainer when I initially lost weight and what I did with Leanne when I was prepping for a photoshoot last year. And that shit is humbling.
But thatâ€™s the premise of the programâ€” breaking the muscles down to rebuild them stronger.Â
Iâ€™m two sessions in, and DAMN. Iâ€™m proud of myself and the other women who are showing up at 8am.
*That â€œnever hadâ€ would be muscles here.
And they gave us THE BEST PANTS EVER.
Oh, but back to the comfort zone stuff. The workout was a really fun one. The entire run was 28 minutes, and the speed intervals consisted of: 4 minutes at 10K pace, 3 minutes at 5K pace, 2 minutes at one-mile pace, and 1 minute at one-minute pace. I broke those down to 8:00, 7:35, 7:00 and 6:19. According to the Jack Daniels calculator, with my new shiny half PR, I can do a 10K at a 7:52 pace, so I probably could have pushed myself a bit more there, but I still left shweaty and feeling like I challenged myself.
Speaking of challenges, AshleyÂ and I are talking about doing a joint challenge on our blogs, mostly for accountability purposes, in the month of June. What would you want to see from us, both in terms of check-ins and food?