Monday, January 17, 2011

Second Week 2011 (45.26 miles)

Long runs give me a chance to really enjoy my music. I can discover the production techniques, the lyrics and general vibe the artist was trying to create. I ran 15 miles yesterday, which was my longest run since the Marine Corps Marathon. I was able to listen to more than 2 hours of music. I pulled together a playlist from the following:
  • Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Us Back
  • N*E*R*D's Seeing Sounds
  • Radio Head's Hail to the Thief
  • Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • and a smattering of Drake, Rick Ross, and Kid Cudi
My favorite scoring moment was when I hit my turning home segment of road at about 8.5 miles. The sun seemed brighter and the visibility was greater. Kanye's song All of the Lights came on and with its momentous synth horns and frenetic drumline beats I picked up the pace. It was a great feeling. I will probably have to put a bit more time into scoring my runs to give more of that same feeling.

Week 2 2011 (Total 45.26 miles)
  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 7 x 1600 @ 10K pace (7:30/mile) , 10 miles total in 1:25:04
  • Wednesday - 7 mile @ 8:34/mi pace with 6 striders in 58:58
  • Thursday - 30 secs on at (6:00/mi) and 30 secs off for 30 hour, total 4.25 mi in 35 mins
  • Friday - 4 mile easy run at 9:07/mi pace in 36:31
  • Saturday - 5 miles easy (outside) in 41:31
  • Sunday - 15 miles in 2:17

No comments: