Wake Up Call for Yours Truly

Just finished the Cigna 5k road race in Manchester NH.   My time: 27:22, which put me right in the middle of the pack.  I guess it’s not too bad for my first pure running event in 20 years, not being a long distance type of guy.  Still to me it was a MONUMENTAL disappointment.   Why?  Because I perform 90 minute intense workouts every third day and a variety of other sporting activities.  I thought I would be among the leaders in my age group.    Didn’t quite work out that way.

This goes to show that no matter what your condition level, when you perform an exercise unfamiliar to your body you will see mixed results at best.    Your other muscles are jealous of the ones you use regularly.  They’re gonna let you know it if you don’t give them regular attention. 

So to all you P90x-ers, triathletes, and powerlifters, remember to mix in some cross training, old fashion roadwork, calisthenics and other staples.  Not that is really matters, you’re in good shape already, just watch out where you try to show it off!

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About Warren Dostie

Fitness trainer, author and avid anti-aging specialist. Age 55
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One Response to Wake Up Call for Yours Truly

  1. The Hobbler says:

    You must have stumbled onto my blog through one of my fitnes/nutrition blogger buddies. I really don’t like either, but all of you who do commit to health are really impressive. I need to take this advice. I broke my hip and I have MS and a wheelchair/walker, and if I don’t start working with the muscles in my right leg (the one with the broken hip) I have no doubt I will never be able to walk again. Having the wheelchair is a mixed blessing too, because it really helps, but unless I use the walker and try to exercise the other leg, I will be atrophied in both.

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