This week I am back to adding to my long run. I’m up to 8 miles! It felt great today. The weather was perfect. After mile 5 the endorphins kicked in and I was running a little faster during my running segments. I am at the point in my training where I can swing by home halfway through for a quick bathroom break, which I did today. I also took a swig of pickle juice to perk me up. It took about 3 minutes total, so not much of a hit as far as time goes.
This week I got a little obsessed with beats per minute of songs. I am trying to figure out what the idea song bpm is for me so I can compile a smart playlist in iTunes. An app that I have clocked me at 155 earlier this week so I made a smart playlist of songs between 154 and 160. I got an eclectic mix of speed metal, celtic rock, and a few Blondie mixed in there for good measure.
I got kind of sick of the depressing lyrics of the death metal and ditched the smart playlist for my usual running playlist.
Today my power song was “Cheap Thrills” by Sia.
Here are some snapshots from my run. I saw a bunch of painted rocks and also met some of the creators of them. They were placing them on the trail as I ran by. I told them that they were awesome and that really liked them.