The second to last week of P90X, and the end cannot come too soon. It is not that I am tired of doing the routines; I’m just plain fatigued. I’ve got 13 h of triathlon training scheduled this week, as well as a lot of manual work do to around the property we’ve bought. Oh yes, and there is a sprint triathlon this Sunday as well. Anyway, that which does not kill you makes you stronger …
Day 78 – Chest, Shoulders & Triceps
I started doing this Monday morning and after the third routine I knew I had to quit. Normally once I start something I finish it, but I was just too trashed to see it through. In the evening I compensated with Yoga X. I took Tuesday off rather than doing Polymetrics—did a hard bike ride instead to give my arms a break—and then on Wednesday did the routine. It went OK all things considered, like the 2 h I spent Tuesday evening with a scrub cutter in the field and the holes I dug in the clay to plant our raspberry bushes.
Day 79 – Polymetrics
I skipped this routine and did a hard set of intervals for 35 km on my bike. I really have a lot of work to do to get my cycling fitness to where it needs to be.
Day 80 – Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper X
I really don’t like pull ups so this is by far my least favourite workout. Anyway, I did it. What is most surprising is how much I’ve progressed with Ab Ripper X from when I started. Even the most problematic exercise is now quite doable. Nice to see such results!
Day 81 – Yoga X
As I mentioned above, I did this as compensation for having no oomph on Monday. My left IT band is still very tight. I’ve started some physiotherapy on it which will hopefully help.
Day 82 – Core Synergistics
Took a much needed rest day from any exercise.
Day 83 – Kenpo X
It was a very busy week so I got out of sequence with things and had trouble doing the workouts. I did this as a second workout after Back & Biceps/Ab Ripper X. After all, you do lots of kicks and throwing punches which do not put lots of demands on the back and biceps. Or so I thought. Let’s just say that after the back to back workouts I can no longer feel my arms. Probably a very good thing 🙂
Day 84 – X Stretch
No stretching – just the Cable Bay Sprint Triathlon.