Unintended consequences of putting the Bloodhound Gang in a playlist and the ultimate concert

  1. Beverage nearly coming out my nose due to the unexpected pleasure of one of my favorite (shameful I know, but I love it) songs coming on, followed by choking, laughter, watery eyes and crazy looks from the occupants of the car next to me
  2. I want Waffle House
  3. Prince
  4. I think (not for the first time) that any spin instructor who worked this song into their rotation would be my hero forever
  5. I think I like this song because it is so random – which is pretty much how my brain works when I’m running (if I’m not busy doing math in my head)
  6. Yep, this song is going back on my running iPod

Which brings me to some sort of point:  What is your ultimate concert?  Mine would have to include Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Queen, AC/DC, Nelly, Christina Perri & Pantera.  I think Big & Rich (circa 2004) needs to open this one.  Obviously, several key players in this situation are no longer living, but it’s my dream so it can be whatever I want it to be.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends or family!

Yesterday’s workout:

1/2 mile warmup

2 x 1200 @ 6:40

2 x 800 @ 6:36

2 x 400 @ 6:31

1/4 mile jogging recovery between each effort

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Since I last posted…

The bad/so-so stuff:

  • I ran a disappointing tempo run (10/23).  I only made it through 5 miles (I was planning to do 8).
  • I visited family in Georgia and did a long run on the world’s most ridiculous treadmill (12 miles with it shutting off approximately every 2 miles – I have no idea what my final overall pace was).
  • I ran 3 miles on a different ridiculous treadmill that is probably older than I am.

The good stuff:

  • I had a great progressive run on Tuesday that went something like this: 8:44, 8:22, 8:13, 8:01, 7:52, 7:52, 7:38, 6:56 (1/2 mile at the last pace) – 7.47 miles total
  • I added 20 pounds to my squats this week (10 to my cleans and 2 reps per set to my deadlifts) and felt GOOD!  Lots of room for increases on my three big lifts!
  • Today, I ran 8 x .5 repeats (90 seconds rest) with the following paces: 7:06, 7:03, 6:59, 7:06, 7:05, 6:54, 6:50, 7:01.  The total workout was just over 6 miles.  It’s a killer, but it feels great to have it done.

Now, the million (or 60 since that’s how much my race fee will be) dollar question:  what should I do for my last long run on Saturday?  The race is on the 9th.  Tapering has never been my friend.  My ideas so far are a 10 mile pace run (a huge confidence booster if I can do it, but killer if I can’t) or a 13 mile run with several miles at pace at the end.

Any and all comments and suggestions would be appreciated!

I go next week to find out if all my diligent healthy eating is having a positive effect on my body composition.  Fingers crossed that it is working.  I am going to be VERY annoyed if it isn’t (and likely eat an entire batch of cookie dough).