Today I passed a woman running. This is a BIG DEAL. I never pass anyone. I am a slowish running, usually doing 11 minute miles. I did discover something pretty interesting lately: a running podcast. It features a long track of running music with specific beats per minute to encourage a faster running speed. For my run today and my run Sunday, I listened to the 145 BPM (a 10:30 mile) podcast. The podcast is Podrunner and it’s free to listen to. They have a variety of BPM, so you can really pick your poison.
It helped me run a little bit faster, especially right away.
It was easy to get lost in my own thoughts. I plotted the next chapter of my book without distraction.
I never had to mess with skipping a song, like I do when I listen to my running mix and I’m not feeling a certain song.
I wasn’t mouthing the words to the songs I usually listen to, or run dancing and looking like an idiot.
Going faster burned me out quicker.
After 20 minutes of the dance rave going on in my ears, I started to feel insane. What are the lyrics? Get to the beat? Go to the beat? Get my beat?
Not a lot of variety was a little boring. And sometimes run dancing is the best.
So, I think I will experiment with Podrunner for a few more runs and see what happens. And now, some pictures from my little three miler around my hood:
Free little library. They’re pretty much the best.
Back of a McMansion. Sometimes I feel bad that our rich neighbors have Kris and I living just around the corner. Muahahaha.
A boardwalk through a pretty but mosquito-y swamp:
Love a path through the woods! Always pretty.