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!