Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday long run: lessons slowly learned

Garmin batteries died today AGAIN about a mile from my house so I have no pace/ HR data from today's run. Slow runner, even slower learner. Hopefully one of those things will change! It would turn on just long enough to tell me the time before it crapped out again, and even that only lasted until just beyond halfway. I know I ran slow enough to keep my heart rate below threshold. Breathing was easy, walked up the hills, took only water and finished feeling pretty fresh and not mentally stunned like after some long runs. Plenty o' glycogen left to fuel the brain when you take it easy. Total run time about three hours, 18 miles or so.
The iPod was fully charged and here's the list of albums I worked through today. I may make this a feature of Sunday morning posts. I used to get lots of new music and preview it in the car on my way to work and since my CD played gave it up I have been missing it.

Modest Mouse-We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
First time all the way through this one for me. Knew a couple singles from radio play. Lots there, some really, really catchy tunes. Will for sure have another listen or two.

Blitzen Trapper-Wild Mountain Nation
Another first timer. Not sure how to classify it. Psychedelic country? But in a good way.

Wolf Parade-Apologies To The Queen Mary
Older but one of my all time favorites. Best band to come out of Montreal. Yes, better than them.

M.Ward-Post War
Great album, A cool commentary about the effects of war without actually mentioning the war itself. Mellow and largely acoustic. Good for a long run.

1 comment:

runninggunner said...

Sounds like a nice morning out. You ready for next Sunday?