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Friday, November 02, 2007

For the First Week Since Chicago...

...I have actually managed to eke out some regular running. Tonight, I ran another 3 miles (making the 3 miler my tried and true distance), and they felt good. Nothing too special about them, but I did do some informal speedwork.

I didn't have Garmy along, but for the last mile and a half I would really push myself during the fast part of the song on the mp3 (Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" and Matchbox 20's "How Far We've Come" work really well for this) and then I'd pull back a little when the song resumed a slower tempo. Like I said, pretty unscientific, but it felt good and I felt pretty fast.

Like a bullet.

17 comments:

Nicole said...

Nice job on the week of running. And it seems like you have a fun race calendar - enjoy.

scott keeps running said...

matchbox 20. man it's been a long time since i've listened to them. 3 miles is a good distance to make your own. i don't think anyone else has it yet.

i like your race schedule also. busy busy.

Froyd said...

isn't it supposed to be "eke" not "eek"?

Mary Gee said...

I say Bolder Boulder! Yay!

J~mom said...

I bet that felt great. I can't wait to get back to a regular routine.

L*I*S*A said...

Way to get back in the saddle. :)

sRod said...

Nice choice in music. The Pretender is becoming a new power song for me too.

Laurel said...

I loooooove running to the Foo!

Neese said...

Jess, if you have even a small grasp of Spanish you would be steps ahead of anyone without any foreign language experience. They say Italian and Spanish are VERY similiar. Our professor (who is Italian) said she has a good friend that is spanish and they each speak their own language to each other and can hold an hour long conversation. interesting! So, I had no prior language courses, not even in high school, but I think I'm doing alright. I'm going to continue the class when she offers it in January. Have a good weekend. :o)

Triseverance said...

Like a speeding bullet, right? :)
I think I just got the longest word verification ever, 9 letters. Wonder if I will get it right? Nope.

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like a great run. Nice job!

Erin said...

I am coming with you for the Boulder Boulder (not to run) but see LBK. Let's plant the seed in the Mannisto's mind now.

Erin said...

Ah....strike that last comment. Medical reasons will prohibit flying in May. Dammit!

Paul said...

Back in the saddle again..nice :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Great job. I can't seem to get myself together and get a decent run going. Glad you did!

eyegirl said...

I'm glad to hear that the run felt good!

Mendy said...

That's great about your run! Nice job! Looks like a jam-packed 08 running schedule but, a variety.