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Friday, August 7, 2015, 12:09 pm

Now I’ll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart

From ‘I Will Wait’ by Mumford & Sons

I love music – the lyrics, the beats, the melodies, the songs – the way music can enhance my mood, lift me up, or bring me down...

Week 15 – July 28, 2015

Now I’ll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart

From ‘I Will Wait’ by Mumford & Sons

I love music – the lyrics, the beats, the melodies, the songs – the way music can enhance my mood, lift me up, or bring me down. I’ve been experimenting with listening to music as I run, and luckily for me, I have a song to suit any running mood I’m in. I generally listen to my music on shuffle so I never know what’s coming up, which keeps it interesting for me and is a great way to adjust my pace (a sprint to one song, slow and steady to another, singing out loud with some ladies with great voices to let the bears know I’m coming around a corner, a few booty shakes and arm raises during others). Variety is key for me in my training.

This morning’s run (as prescribed by Steve @OutdoorAddictions) was:
Warm up well for about 15 minutes then 4 x 90 seconds hard effort (recover 2 minutes) at race pace. NOT all out but out of your comfort zone…

I warmed up to Ditmas by Mumford & Sons, then Shake it Out by Florence & the Machine, then dance/ran to Southern Comfort Zone by Brad Paisley, Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon, and Kangaroo Court by Capital Cities. For the sprints, I knew I needed to kick it up a notch so I cued up Burn it to the Ground by Nickelback, Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica, and America’s Sweetheart by Elle King – and I ran fast!!!! I rounded out the rest of my run with I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons, San Francisco by the Mowglis, Right as Rain by Adele, Plowed by Sponge, and It’s a Great Day to Be Alive by Travis Tritt.

My pace, my distance, my route, and my music will all change for my next run. This is what’s working for me right now so phew! I’m 15 weeks into my training and have another 7 to go before the Frogger15 on Saturday, September 19th. I’m excited to see my own progress and to participate in this event with all of the Frogger 15 runners.

Happy ‪#‎running‬‪#‎Frogger15‬

Laurel

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