I’ve been hitting the pavement quite a bit as of late, and having a great time with it. However, I recently did a 5 miler race with my co-worker & let me tell you that it went horribly. I wasn’t a quarter of a mile in and I wanted to quit. I just couldn’t find my groove, my legs felt heavy & my brain foggy. Lousy race or not, I did manage to finish but with a weak time of 53.4 minutes. I’ve known for some time that every run won’t be my best; I just hadn’t realized that neither will be every race.
Two days later I ran my typical four miles, did great time and enjoyed myself. Go figure!
I wonder if my new playlist had anything to do with it. I have to admit my previous running playlist had gotten pretty stale. I’m one of those runners that NEED their music. There’s two schools of thought when it comes to music while running. The purist are all about listening to their bodies, their breathing, foot falls & taking in the scenery. While runners like me use the music to zone out, get into a groove but also take in the scenery.
I put my new playlist together on Spotify. Here’s what I’m rocking to these days, a little bit of hip-hop, house and pop.
Do you ever find some runs or races are better than others? How about music are you a purist or do you need your tunes?