Like most people, I like to listen to music when I run. I trained for a whole month without listening to music a few years back and I will say my running performance was definitely better. Meaning that I concentrated on all the wrong things I was doing and corrected them while I was running. Getting lost in the music is a great stress reliever, but I personally believe it messes with breathing and pace. At least for me it does. Some great song comes on and you find yourself running to the beat, then a slower song comes on and changes the stride. I have read articles where runners say never to music…but I like to listen more than not. I never plug-in when I’m cycling, but running is a different story. I like creating a playlist for the event. Every time I run I find myself in a different place figuratively and mentally so I create my playlist to how I’m feeling at that moment.
I like all kinds of music. I mean I’ll listen to anything at least once and I have wide eclectic tastes on different genres. My favorite music is…wait for it ~ classical. Not the best to run to but there are some good ones you can. For this run I was wanting to have fun and pick some good Celtic music. Let’s face it, this little jaunt is going to last about 4:30 hrs…if I’m lucky. So, that means a lot of music. Not sure I can just listen to Celtic artists…but maybe I can! If you have some suggestions I would love to hear them. Matter of fact, help me pick my playlist! That would be really sweet!
Week 10 training went well. I completed three days of running and one day of walking. I decided to use that fourth day for either walking or speed training. I like it because it gives me two days and a little more recovery before the long run and that’s just something I need at the moment. The long run was 16 miles this go round and for the most part I felt really good. Pace is staying the same somewhere between 12 and 13 minutes. My biggest drawback was at mile 8 I started to have some epic foot pain. It was really weird because I didn’t experience that last week. I hate to admit it ~ but it might be my shoes. That will be another post.
I ended with 31.46 miles for the week. I can’t believe how fast time is flying! The marathon will soon be here! I hope this finds you with much peace and love in your heart. I have 6510.99 miles gratefully remaining. Happy Miles to You!!
I leave you with this little diddy. Safe to say this will not make the playlist….may afterwards at the pub! “May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.”
May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.