After looking at my P90X results last week I was thinking about trying to mix things up a little bit. Over the past 5 days I got out my running shoes and ran 5 miles twice. It felt great to be able to finish it. What was interesting was that I did not feel sore after doing it both times and I never stopped during both runs. It had been some time since I was able to complete a 5 mile run without stopping. Later on those nights I started getting cramps in my stomach. It could have been from dehydration or eating something bad. I knew that I needed to get my cardio back up before ski season comes around so I need to incorporate more running and swimming.
Yesterday I did the P90X Chest and Back workout. I was not able to do as many pull ups and chin ups as I usually do but was able to complete the workout. Its amazing how much muscle I felt like I ahd lost due to all the running. I remember when I was training for the marathon a couple years ago and how much muscle I lost do to all of the running. It looks like this could be the same thing. Knowing that swimming is one of the best upper body and cardio workouts out there I headed to the local gym today and did my normal 30 laps (60 lengths). My upper body is killing right now and I can tell that I am going to be sore as hell tomorrow.