Yup. It happened to me, I suppose it could happen to you too.
Tonight I started the “Insanity” workout program. It’s a 60 day program, that claims it can challenge anyone at any fitness level. I wanted to do some core-strengthening stuff for this year, and this struck me as a wonderfully challenging way to do it. I looked into P90X also, but it required so many free weights, a pullup bar, etc, that it turned me off from it.
Insanity only uses your own body against yourself, doing lots of core moves, plyolmetrics, and a ton of cardio workouts. Seems to be a good cross-training system for a runner, right?
Well I’m gonna give it a shot anyway. It’s a 60 day program, and I plan to do it once and see how it goes, and most likely will modify it around my running schedule after this first go.
Day 1 was a fit test, that I am to repeat every two weeks through-out the 60 days, to judge fitness levels and improvement. I have to say, it was rough. I thought I’d breeze through this and have no trouble (the workout instructor tells you to take a break as needed). Each “test” (there are 8) are one minute long with approx 1 minute breaks inbetween. On two or three of them I couldn’t do the exercise for the entire minute. I was shocked. I am sitting here now in a literal pool of sweat huffing and puffing. Man, this could be rough.
As I’m not too concerned with weight loss and such, I’m not following his meal plans, I’m simply going to do the workouts and still run 3-4X a week. All while racing every saturday for the next month. Hmm. Maybe I picked a bad time of the year to start this thing.
I may update this daily while it’s going on, or maybe weekly, or maybe never again. That’s for another day to decide, and as it’s now 3 am and I need to be up early for a 6-9 mile run tomorrow, I’m headed to bed.