Training for the marathon has taken an interesting turn the past few weeks as plenty of things have happened. One of the reasons PWW has been bereft of posts lately is because a big change is afoot once more for Mrs. PWW and I, and we have been trying to fit an extra day to the week to get everything done. Long story short, being the rolling stones that we are, we are moving yet again. Goodbye Cairns, Hello Brisbane.
And the other reason I haven't been posting? My laptop got stolen. But I'm not going to dwell on that. I'm just looking at the brighter side of things--time to convert and shop for an Apple!
Anyway, back to training.
The mercury has dropped significantly these past few weeks, and we are officially in winter. Cold weather makes staying under the covers and sleeping in even more appealing than it usually is, so I've been employing the help of some "friends" to get me going.
TAMING THE SAVAGE BEAST
Just before my laptop got stolen (I promise not to focus on this), I've updated my running playlist with some old tracks to help motivate me during a run. As I've mentioned on a previous post, I have been finding it difficult to keep on running in silence as boredom quickly sets in, a feeling I had no issues with before. So I took on an old approach and kept my iPod Shuffle clipped with me during runs. Two days ago, I managed to complete a 15K training run, the longest I've run in over a year.
There are obviously staples in everyone's running playlist, and I would welcome anyone to post theirs on the comments section of this post. The classic being "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky--a song with a bpm that's actually too slow for a good workout (I read that somewhere)--a track that I don't have. What I do have, though, is a selection of U2 hits such as Where the Streets Have No Name, Beautiful Day, and Vertigo to name a few. There's also a lot of rap and hip-hop there from my earlier years, focusing heavily on Jay-Z. On the other end of the spectrum, I also have tracks from Black Sabbath and Marilyn Manson.