Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Week 4, Day 2: Halfway there!

I'm officially over the hump of the half way point. I don't feel like it should be half over. I can only run for 5 minutes at a time, and by the end of next week I should be up to 20 minutes? Huh? Is there some worm hole at the end of week 4 that I don't know about?

Today's run was good. It's getting darker in the morning already, and it's still August! It was nice and cool today too, although I was still sweating like crazy by the time I finished. I did NOT, however, smell like seaweed. The best part of the run was when I ran up the steep little hill. Normally my walk break starts when I'm halfway up the hill, and it can never come soon enough, but today I knew I'd be at the top of the hill before it was time to walk. Amy Ray's "Bus Bus" was playing on my ipod, and hot damn! That song is definitely a keeper if I ever get around to making a mix specifically for running. Right now there is just random crap on there, and as much as I love John Denver, I don't really feel like a running superstar when he starts singing "You Fill up my Senses."

Does anyone recommend any good running songs? Some of favorites from training runs past include:

Rage Against the Machine, Killing in the Name Of -- a little rough, but on hills when my body is yelling at me to stop and walk, I say back "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me!"
Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Squeeze Me In -- I wouldn't have ever thought of this as a good running song, but when I heard it on one of my runs last week, it really kept me zooming along. And by zooming, I mean like a sub 15:00 pace!
Rascal Flatts, Praying for Daylight -- Not a super motivator in the emotional sense, but it's got a good groove that puts a pep in your step.

Who's got more? I'm tired of doing all the talking...


  1. Pennywise, but I'm an old school California punk rocker... so it goes.

  2. Have you heard of the C25K podcasts? I use the one from Ullreys:

    It is a HUGE help when running.

  3. You should run to Flogging Molly... they're a little fast paced but keep me goin' :)