Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm Doing the Hundred Push Ups
Today I read some interesting posts on The Loop at Runner's World about a 100 push up program. The idea really seemed to be catching fire and a lot of people claimed to be printing out the schedule and committing to doing the free six-week program.

I think it's great when people make commitments to in public forums, I know I've used it on more than one occasion. It's kind of like, if you say it in public, well... it's gotta be true. In this case a six week commitment to a simple schedule at the end of which you eill be able to do one hundred consecutive push ups (something I have never even considered as a possibility).
This really intrigued me sense I've been trying to mix some cross training into my winter running routine. Lately I've been experimenting with adding P90x workouts into my training.

I've read a few articles about runners and a modified P90x schedule, but in all honesty I know I like running more, so as soon as the weather starts to cooperate I'm going to opt-out of the P90x routine for being out on the road or the trails.

Because I haven't been able to commit to the daily 1hr workouts heralding the benefits of muscle confusion, I've been just kind of winging it to get some core and upper-body work in to supplement my running routines. In fact, my first P90x Shoulders & Back workout was something so humbling I commented to a few of my friends that I do push ups and pull ups like I'm one of The Golden Girls (no comment on which one I think I resemble).

So this routine sounds like it may be just about perfect. I can easily do the pushup workout on days I'm scheduled to run as well as the days I want to recover or do some cross training.

It also has a Smart Phone and iPad apps, which should make it very convenient to record and track my workouts.

So here it is..."I'm Doing the Hundred Push Ups". Now it's reality and I'll be sure to provide updates about my thoughts on the plan and my progress.

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