Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Why My Legs Felt Like Jello

I saw this tank on my Instagram feed (it's from Sarah Marie Design Studio) and thought it was a perfect fit to this morning's workout. Today we were back to sprinting.

The beauty behind sprints is turning our bodies into fat burning machines so that long after our workout is over, we are still burning calories. Even while I'm sitting poolside, my body is still in fat burning mode. Who doesn't love that idea?

Week 2 Low Carb Day 2 - the workout

Warm up - walked to the promenade for the speed burst workout

Speed Bursts - Today I choose intervals. Sprint at 100% effort for 20 seconds (about 100 meters), then 40 seconds recovery. Repeat 12 times. I loved this workout! During my first rounds of carb cycling, I did all of my sprints on the elliptical because my knee was not cooperating back then. When I did the Shred program, I did some run/walk intervals and called them sprints. Now I'm loving that I can run them and the knee is responding ok with it. Each sprint got a little harder than the last until by the end, my legs were feeling like jello.

For fun, I brought along the GoPro Hero 4 and took a video of the sprint workout. Here's a collection of picture grabs. While we did our sprints, the weather changed completely. It was overcast and even sprinkled a bit at the start, but by the end the sun was shining and we were starting to melt.

AB Circuit - bicycles, crunches and leg lifts on the captain's chair ---> these are tough.

Cool down - walked home via the big hill to stay in the fat burning zone for low intensity cardio.

Remember that mention of being poolside? I really spent most of my 90 minutes in the water because it was so hot. Living easy and still burning fat ;)

Low carb day 2 - the meals

Broke fast at about noon - 3 scrambled eggs with ham, sausage links, and pb&j rice cake

Lunch - 4 turkey rollups and peanuts

Snack - chocolate protein shake (Designer Whey protein, almond butter, almond milk)

Dinner - leftover Italian chicken, steamed broccoli, and salad

If you could put your favorite motto on a tank, what would it say?

Linking-up with PattyErika, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run! 



  1. I love those Sarah Marie Design shirts! They're so fun and sassy! I can't think of anything clever right now, but as soon as I hit publish, I'm sure something will pop into my head!

    1. There are so many great choices that I couldn't decide which top to get :) If you think of something, you might want to put it on a tee!

  2. This makes me look forward to my 400s today.

  3. Amy, I LOVE reading all of your posts about these workouts from this challenge, and I think that you have convinced me to give it a go! There's a challenge that starts next Monday, and I think this is the kick in the butt that I need. I will admit that the whole Low Carb days scare the heck out of me1

    1. Awesome! You are going to do great and you will love it. I was nervous about all of it (fasting, whawhat?), but there is a ton of support. I hope you blog about it, so I can follow your journey too ;)

    2. Hey Allie - I have signed up for the program starting on June 12th too. I'm most worried about the food/macro portion but it has helped to read Amy's posts about it. Hope to see you in the group page when that part starts!


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