I started doing Insanity last week with a friend and kind of like it and kind of don’t. I have been riding my bike over to my friends house after my morning run, doing Insanity for 45 minutes, and then riding home. I love riding my bike! Insanity… it’s difficult.
My main concern was if Insanity would negatively affect my training. The first few days I was exhausted from all of the jumping around and plyometrics we did and my calves were on fire. It definitely slowed my runs down. That was something I was worried about.
However, I think that is to be expected with the first week of trying anything new. I only run, and occasionally bike so when I try different forms of cardio it takes me while to adjust.
I don’t think I’ll stick with Insanity for the long haul, but if it gets my friend to exercise I will certainly give it a try. It is also nice to socialize and exercise 🙂
Today we are just going for a bike ride and skipping Insanity. My legs are tired from yesterday’s 11 miler with hills. I am going to go out for an easy 4 mile jog though. I personally find that a recovery jog the day after a long run helps my legs. In years past I would take the next day off post long run, but this past year I have been going out for a recovery jog the next day and I have found that it helps me. I stick to flat surfaces and go slow with very little effort.
I’ll try to fit in one more post before I leave for Bermuda. My flight is at 6 am Wednesday morning so I hope to be in bed by 8 on Tuesday. We’ll see how that goes…
Do you run the day after a long run or take the day off?