How I Accidentally Trained for a 10k

Although I wish this wasn’t true, I have never been a runner. In middle school I remember consistently running a 12-minute mile. In high school I remember my lacrosse coach taking me to the side for some one-on-one laps in attempt to correct my form. Running has never been my thing, which is why I gravitate towards classes like Pilates, barre, and spin. I do understand the importance of a truly heart-pounding workout and try to force myself to take a class with a running component about twice a month.

When the Lexus PR team reached out to offer me free admission to one of their Lexus Lace Up races, I panicked—I’ve never even considered a race before. I casually mentioned the email to my husband and without hesitation he said we should do it. And not just the simple 5k, but the intimidating 10k.

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The Mashup at Fitmix

At a Glance
Address: 601 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Class length: 55 min
Price: first class free, 1 class/$35, 10 classes/$240, month unlimited/$219
Sweat Scale: high
Energy level: high

It’s always fun to try out a new, LA exclusive workout—especially one that kicks your butt and takes names. I knew I was going out of town for a week and wanted to make sure I didn’t sit on the plane feeling like I hadn’t gotten the most out of the previous night’s workout. I found the perfect sweat, The Mashup at Fitmix Studio. Continue reading