Stepping into the confessional…
The majority of my miles are done with the company of my trusty MP3 player. But, I rarely listen to music; I’m big time into podcasts. I’m less likely to zone out listening to podcasts and they don’t completely block out ambient noise the way music does.
But, sometimes, I drift back to music. I load up my podcasts once or a week or so, and throw a few albums on the player to have as a fall back if I run out of new podcast content. I normally try to keep a good mix of tunes loaded up, but lately, I’ve been into metal.
After a relatively low start to Wednesday’s run. I cut over from a podcast to some Avenged Sevenfold. Mercy, that album is pretty much like a shot of adrenaline. There’s almost way to not to pull out all the stops when its blaring in your ears. It makes the running feel so easy its like cheating.
The rest of the run was pretty much just a blur. It was just a feeling either, an average 8:05 pace is pretty impressive compared to lack luster mid 9s I’ve been stuck in lately. I don’t think I can pull that off every day, but its probably worth trying once a week and calling that my speedwork.