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Marathon training update and today's top running songs


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

So I just began week 5 of marathon training yesterday, and so far, so good. I ran 126+ miles in January, my highest mileage month since last August, and augmented it with stationary bike and walking.

I have dropped 3 lbs so far in 2013 against a 10 lb goal. I have also exercised at least 30 minutes each day in 2013.

Yesterday's 4 mile treadmill run was followed by 8 miles of hills today. The 8 miler consisted of 6 hills, 941 feet of elevation gain and an average 9:12 min/mile pace over snowy, slushy and icy sidewalks. The rest of week five's runs
are a 6 mile race pace run Thursday, 3 easy miles Friday and a 13 mile long run Saturday.

I don;t always run with music but I was glad I did today. My favorite songs from today's run were:

* "La Grange" by ZZ Top
* "You Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer
* "Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Queen
* "Cool Sunshine" by Gorillaz
* "10,000 Beats per Minute" by Beck
* "You Just Haven't Earned it Yet Baby" by The Smiths
* "Learning to Fly' by Foo Fighters
* "Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARILOUIE 2/6/2013 6:14PM

    Nice job! I have some Gorillaz on my running playlist too - they're great for working out.

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AEROBISAURUS 2/6/2013 8:39AM

    emoticon Woohoo! Off on a great start!!

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PMRUNNER 2/6/2013 7:32AM

    Off to a good start for the year, keep it up! Looking forward to hearing more about your trainup and marathon.

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BILL60 2/6/2013 6:51AM

    You're doing great!! Keep it up.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 2/6/2013 6:39AM

    Well done, my man!

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BILLALEX70 2/6/2013 6:10AM

    That's quite a diverse mix of music!

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HEALTHIERKEN 2/5/2013 10:18PM

    WOW! That's some major winter running. Congrats!
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GREENGENES 2/5/2013 9:47PM

    Way to go. Sounds like you are on your way. Keep it up.

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MBSHAZZER 2/5/2013 6:07PM

    You have the year started off right, John! Definitely headed for an awesome marathon experience!

I'd like to add "Tenderness" by the General Public to your song list... one of my most favorite running songs!

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