Starting May 1 I’m taking The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge. Created by Mark Sisson’s of Mark’s Daily Apple (one of my favorite blogs), the challenge is designed to help you make a few foundational changes to how you approach food, exercise and life.
What Can I Eat?
Since I already eat low carb, I’ve got the food part nailed down…for the most part. I’m already eating real food (when it’s on sale!) and avoiding sugar, grains, bad fats, legumes and processed foods.
Can I Train For A Spartan Sprint This Way?
Right now my cardio includes 6 days of speed walking, 3 spin classes, 3 days of running and 1 hike. That adds up to 20 hours of cardio a week! The primal challenge calls for 2-5 hours a week…oh and it’s all at moderate pace. The idea is the slow pace strengthens cardiovascular and immune systems, promotes efficient fat metabolism and builds a base for handling more intense workouts.
I do love the focus on pushups, pull ups, squats and planks. All needed if I’m going to do a Spartan Sprint! I’m just hoping the workout routine offers enough of a cardio challenge for me.
The primal challenge has 3 specific areas it focuses on – sleep, getting enough sun and play time. I spend about 1-2 hours a day outdoors. I need to work on sleep and play in a major way!
Mark, what is this 8 hours of sleep you speak of? “Let go?” “Disconnect?” WTF!?!
Oh man…it really is a full lifestyle overhaul.