Training for my first-annual-sprint-triathlon begins April 1, 2013. I am currently in my prerequisite training stage which consists of the following: Monday - P90X; Tuesday - Insanity; Wednesday - P90X; Thursday - Insanity; Friday - P90X; Saturday - running, and Sunday - Yoga X. On Monday and Wednesday evenings I swim. I'm still building my swim endurance and working on form but I am improving each week.
I like P90X but at times it goes way too long, unnecessarily. Tony Horton loves to talk (dude should have a radio talk show!). I'm often complete with my sets before he finishes talking about the set. I don't like to dilly-dally and can't do 15 pullups yet. So, I do my 5-6 and FF the disc to the next set. I can usually do the entire workout and knock of 10 minutes.
Insanity is the polar opposite. Shaun T is always pushing people to speed up and get into place. "Hurry up people we gotta stretch!" The cardio is phenomenal and I love his pace. The cardio in P90X.. not so much. I don't like Cardio X, Ken Po, or Plyo X so I mix-n-match with Insanity. Insanity for cardio and P90X for strength.
I've never really enjoyed running but I am determined to pull this Sprint triathlon off successfully. As I've mentioned before I prefer to listen to music when running. Probably won't be able to during the race but for now I'll use whatever I can to keep my motivation level high. Here is another song I've added to my running playlist.
Don't let the "strange" cover fool you. Solid band with a great message.