Wednesday, April 15, 2015

kick-ass running mix

I found myself less motivated to run this winter, but not because of the cold. I like cold-weather running. I still don't quite know why I didn't often want to run, though I have theories, such as a reclusive mood.

NYC Marathon 2014
I still worked out every day (because I am crazy), got into high intensity interval training, kept up with my spinning bike, and I ran now and then. I soon forced myself back into the every-other-day schedule to make sure I was prepped for my first race in five months, the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler (which turned into a 9.39 miles due to a last-minute course issue). A perfect day: 45-50 degrees, a light breeze, sunshine. I chose to run a little slower than usual; amazing that running a race pace :30 to :45 seconds slower per mile makes a world of difference.

My next regular-old-run two days later, yesterday, was a mere hour, 6.5 miles. The old iPod Nano gave me a random but kick-ass mix, which is just what I needed on a very tough day (another story). This run in the 50-degree temperature and light rain was just perfect. 

On Tapely, I have shared the mix for posterity, however long that is.
(Yes, I still run with a Nano. Why would I choose to run with a bulky smartphone?)

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