No Cerveza... No Trabajo
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where's my beer?
It's only bad if your body can't handle it.
In a *previous* lifetime, before I got old, married and had kids and realized the importance of beer everyday, I ran triathlons.
5am swimming, 90 minutes total time anywhere from 3000-4000 yds total.
Running 3 days a week after swimming. 2 days at the track at night.
Biking 4-5 days a week, with a 60-100 mile ride on Sundays.
All in all about 40-60 miles running a week, 250-300 miles on the bike and 1000s of yards in the pool.
My resting pulse would never get over 40 beats. I never burnt out and I also worked full time.
Now, if I tried that, I'd be overtrained in 5 days!
Check your pulse in the morning, before you get out of bed. If you start seeing a marked rise in the pulse over a few days, cut back. Also, other signs are irritability, restlessness at night (can't get to sleep), decrease in appetite (amazingly!)
But, unless you are fully out of shape or 50 years old and never worked out before, your routine isn't going to hurt you.
My 401K is now a 400K (was 301K)