Saturday, May 19, 2012

Toying With P90X

I would have done my long run this morning, but my schedule was changed due to dirty laundry. I put off washing my workout clothes all week long and today it caught up to me. I didn't have anything to run in so my long run will have to wait until tomorrow.

It was still a productive day though. I did some quality yard work in the morning. (I finally changed the blade on my mower and it made a huge difference!) I don't know why, but I Love doing work out in the yard. Then we went to a party for our friends' twins' christening. Then this afternoon, I did a little cross training.

My poor bike is still broken... hence the 0.00 Miles biked in 2012. So I grabbed my P90X dvds and decided to do one of the workouts.

One of the things I'm always battling as a distance runner is the loss of upper body mass and strength. My legs are strong, but if I don't work on it, my upper body slims down drastically as my training goes on. So I put in the 'Chest and Back' dvd and put in almost an hour of upper body work.

Basically, the video is a lot of push-ups and pull-ups. A lot of them. There are 12 exercises in the circuit. When you finish all 12, you do them again in a different order. I did this video a few months ago and I worked so hard on the first set of 12, I didn't have much left on the second set. Today, I paced myself better and I think I got more out of the workout.

I still plan to do the entire P90X program towards the end of the year, but after this one video, doing the whole program seems intimidating.

Goal For The Day: Cross Training.
Distance: 0.00 Miles.

Notes: I do feel better about my upper body strength after doing videos like this. I should really balance my workouts better so I'm not so one-dimensional. I've become very specialized as a runner and I could be more all-around fit.

Daily Miles: 0.00 Miles.
2012 Totals:
  Run - 374.87 Miles.
  Bike - 0.00 Miles.
  Swim - 8,250 meters.


  1. i did Core Synergistics today and almost threw up three times.

    It was awesome.

  2. Hmmm... I'm not a big fan of puking... but I'm looking forward to pushing my limits. Plus, Core Synergistics just SOUNDS cool!