Friday, September 23, 2011


Well, it seems to be all or nothing lately. I basically stopped P90X, cold turkey, and switched back to running. The whole time I was doing P90X, I was singing the praises of the added strength, balance, flexibility, etc. I’d think things like “No matter what, I have to keep these kinds of workouts in my fitness plan.” That being said, I haven’t done a P90X workout in 10 days. However, I’ve watched my weekly mileage go from 0 to 20 to 30 to 40. I didn’t really plan any of this, it just sort of coincided with my favorite running weather.

So far my body is holding together fairly well. My knee is still a little wonky, but all the other aches and pains associated with going from 0 to 40 MPW have taken my mind off my knee.

While I feel stronger, it’s no surprise that a 2 month break from running has hurt my cardio. I don’t care that P90X folks call Kenpo (their kickboxing workout) a cardio workout. It can’t replace a good old fashioned run.

Losing cardio fitness definitely has an impact on group runs. During this morning’s trail run, I was dropped within 2 miles. I took a short cut and ended up running 7 miles in the time everyone else ran 8.

Before my layoff I had thoughts of trying to get back into racing shape, then I shut things down and thought I had no desire to race again. Now I really have no idea what to expect, so I won’t make any more predictions – at least not for awhile.

Off topic, I’m wondering why there are a couple of blogs that I can’t comment on. They are blogspot blogs and everytime I go to comment, it makes me log in. Then it says I’m “anonymous” even though I select my user account. And then when I go to post anonymously, it sends me back to the log in screen and it’s a vicious cycle. Anyone else experience this?

Finally, here’s the QOD from the feel-good story of the week.

Quote of the Day;

"I didn't think about my race, I knew I needed to stop and help him. It was something I would expect my other teammates to do. I'm nothing special; I was just in the right place at the right time." - Josh Ripley


Bill said...

Everytime I try to comment on your blog Chad I get the run around so half the time give give up...

Bill said...


worked this time though :)