In early February, I had a great conversation with Lindsay about reducing the muscle bulk in my legs. I already take enough heat from Derek and a couple friends about the sheer size of my thunder thighs and calves, and P90X2 is certainly not helping me lean at this stage in the program.
Since I am committed to completing P90X2 in its entirety with Derek, but I also refuse to give up my running, she created a plan.
Daily 5K Runs
This is to ensure I continue to develop my running speed and form, while keeping my cardio level peaked.
Goes without saying, I want to focus on improving my overall fitness. P90X2 is being done in Three Rounds. At the time of writing, Derek and I have completed Round 1, and are in the midst of Round 2.
Daily Alternative Cardio
In order to lean, I need to add in some dance cardio, snowshoeing, spinning, elliptical, etc. I can still continue to do my back-to-back weekend long runs, but for other days of the week, the alternatives will be key to reducing the repetitive motion.
Fingers crossed this revised fitness regime will pay off in more ways than just leaning the legs.
Having said all this, first up is a little test: 20 Days of 5Ks. More to come on this little venture in a day or two!
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