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P90X Hybrid Day 6: 3.5 Mile Run

Posted Aug 13 2009 10:58pm
My legs are jello people!

I had every intention of hitting the treadmill for a medium paced 5.5 mile run today. I was in the car driving to the gym and I was talking to a buddy on the phone and telling him how surprised I was at how good my legs felt after doing Legs & Back.

Well, that all went to crap as soon as I started to stretch out my legs in the back of the gym. My quads and gluts were just screaming! I guess I didn't realize it earlier because I was sitting in my car all day long. I stated yesterday that I, "killed it" doing Legs & Back - well I was wrong - Legs & Back won, not me!

Anyways, I started out and every stride was a chore. I tried to ignore the uncomfortableness in my quads and ass by listening to my audiobook. It worked for 3.5 miles and I just couldn't go anymore. I kept telling myself that tomorrow is the rest day so I can push it but I just crapped out and couldn't do it. Still, 3.5 miles isn't bad but I really wanted to do two more.

For the week I ended up doing 13 miles running. This is about double of what I was doing during Tri training so I guess I can't be that upset!

Tomorrow I have a Team Meeting in Waco, TX. It is about a 3.5 hour drive. We have to be there by 9:30 am so my buddy Ryan and I are leaving at 6am. This works out good since this is my scheduled rest/stretch day. I will not be home until 7-7:30 PM and imagine that the rest will do me good.

Saturday is the beginning of Day 8/Week 2 and it is another round of Chest & Back! Also, thanks to Todd, Boomer, and Steve for weighing in on the Tri Bike question. On Saturday afternoon I am going to go take each Bike for a spin and make the final determination. The bikes are so darn similar that it is going to have to come down to which one just fits me better!

Thanks for Reading,

Jeff
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