Sunday, April 5, 2009

P90X Round 2 Day 77: Ab Ripper X & 12 - Mile Ride

Sunday is my normal rest day but since I missed a day on Wednesday when I hurt my foot I was going to do Kenpo today. Yesterday I did a 10 mile cycle and Legs & Back. I figured this morning I would be sore as hell but for some reason my legs felt great! I guess this means P90X has passed the bicycle part of my triathlon training.

So, since I felt so good and it was 75 degrees outside another bike ride was in order. First, I did ARX and brought the hell out of it. Then I jumped on the bike and did a 12-mile ride through the neighborhood. I did it in 49 minutes but I decided I need another place to ride because the amount of stop signs and turns slows me down considerably. However, my legs felt great again after the ride. I burned 410 calories.

Another thing I realized today is that my hypocrisy knows no bounds. I used to be that guy who was driving down the road and would get behind a dude on a bike and get agitated. Now I am the guy on a bike who gets agitated at the people behind me in the cars. And amazingly I have no problem justifying this to myself. Hmmm?

Tomorrow starts week 12 of P90X. This is the last resistance week before I begin the last recovery week. Annie is beginning week 5 so we are doing the same workouts again so it will be nice to have a partner. I plan on hitting it very hard this week so I can finish off this second round in style.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your hypocrisy. I thought I was going to have to keep that to myself, but since you let it out, I will have to admit to that too!

    You know, I have not been sore after any of the triathlon training. As you have noted, it is a testament to the P90X training.

    Project Exercise

    You are going to do great with your triathlon training. As a 52 year old, my rate of progress is slow!

  2. Jeff: After completing my morning round of Chest/Shoulders/Triceps, I must crown you the "Pike Press King." I cranked out 11 before my right arm buckled and I landed on my elbow. I took some of BSN's "Endorush", the No Xplode version by the bottle, and it made a huge difference...but I couldn't make my goal of 16, but I did exceed my previous count by 4, so I'm quite happy with that.

    So here we are...the last resistance week...LET'S BRING IT!

  3. I've been hit once bad enough that the impact twisted up the front rim beyond repair, lady turned right into me. Have had two close calls where I've actually had to push off the car about to merge into my space. And I've had cars come so close the side mirror brushes my arm. Suddenly doing P90X in the safety of your own home seems like a walk in the park.

    Keep your eyes open!If I come upon a driver who doesn't look me in the eyes, I make plenty of noise until we lock eyes. The technique has kept me safe so far.