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P90X for the off season?

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<p>DH got it for super cheap from someone, and I'm intrigued. I'd love to lean out and build some muscle to come back stronger next season. But, I don't want to lose running fitness either. It is realistic to do the program AND keep up a decent running base??</p>
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<p>Anyone have any experience with it?</p>
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<p>Just wanted to pop in and say I did P90x in Jan, Feb and March, the whole program.  I average about 30 miles per week while doing it.  I ran all my miles easy, except for 2 5ks, a 10k, and a half.  The 30 mpw was a cut down of about 10 miles for me.  I got a 5k PR (from 23:41 in December to 22:32 in April) shortly after competing the program, and I think alot of that was increased strength and weighing less.   I think it can be great for an off season change of pace.</p>
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<p>When I do it over again, and I will, I will cut out the kenpo workout for sure, and maybe sub out the plyo workout for speed workouts.  I may even drop the legs workout to every other week.  Last time I doubled almost every day. </p>
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<p>Alot of it is designed to make you look good.  Which I kinda sorta wanted, anyway.  But I definitely did get stronger, too, so that was fun.  The trainer in the videos is alternating amusing and annoying as hell.  As far as equipment, we bought a few used dumbbells, a pull up bar, and we already had yoga matts. </p>
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<p>By the way, I am not a multisport person, just a runner.</p>
<p>Yes, when we do yoga, we tend to do Rodney Yee's Yoga for Athletes rather than Long Ass Yoga (p90x yoga).</p>
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