Wow. Just wow. I must say that I didn't expect this. What did I expect? Well, I expected a reasonably challenging 25 minute cardio blast that would make me break a bit of a sweat and burn some calories. I did not expect a 25 minute ass kicking that would make my mind go back and forth between the extremes of "I'm in better shape than I thought" to "Holy crap, I'm old and not in shape at all - HELP ME!". Tonight as I sit here I am sore in places I don't think I've ever been sore before. My legs right below my ass HURT. My upper arms ache. I feel like I just added 20 lbs to everything I lift at the gym and decided to do an extra set of everything too for kicks.
Alpha Cardio: I covered this in my previous post. A challenge, yes, but doable with no modifying.
Tuesday I went on a 4 mile easy run, which really didn't end up to be easy at all. The first half went pretty well, but then the sky opened up and it started to downpour and I had to literally race home. By the time I got back to my street I was soaked to the bone, my shoes were sopping wet and squishy, and my leg was a little achy again. Boo. I haven't tested it yet, but I hope my Nike+ sensor still works. The water on the corners was literally almost to my ankles on the way home. Bad news for my shoes. They are still wet even today!!
Anyway, when I got home and dried off I pushed play on Speed 1.0. I actually had a lot of fun with this workout. It was challenging, but then there were stretches in between the hard work. It kind of reminded me of an awesome intervals run - you go all out as hard as you can for a certain period of time and then you get a short (very short) recovery before having to go back at it again. Like I said, I had a lot of fun with it. And just for the record, my leg/ankle/foot doesn't bother me at ALL during the T25 workouts. If it ever does, I'll be honest about it. I do wonder if it is a difference in shoes?