Hot Jams Weekend

Finally getting back to some running updates! After 5 days off post-race last Sunday I hit the treadmill both Saturday and Sunday morning this weekend to get back at it. 

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11/14: 7.25 miles, 8:52 avg pace

11/15: 3.0 miles, 8:52 avg pace

Both runs ended up with the same avg pace which is pretty funny to me since I felt like I had different strategies going into these runs. Saturday my plan was to get in as many miles as I could with everything feeling okay. I started the first 2 miles at about 6-6.5 avg and then ticked it up from there for the balance of the run. On Sunday I struggled to wrap my mind around running more than 1 mile but after I got warmed up at 6-6.3 mph avg I picked it up for the last two courtesy of some hot jams. 

Saturday Song of the Run: Calvin Harris - Pray to God ft. Haim

Sunday Song of the Run: Selena Gomez - Hands to Myself 

I haven't done this in a while but both days I sandwiched the run with the same song at the beginning and the end of the miles. It's a weird mental trick that doesn't always work, but I like to imagine the way I'm running at the end of the workout is better than the first time and use that image to finish stronger than I started, or at least more sweaty. Since I only run with music when I'm indoors it's nice to play around with the order or things. 

I have 12k on the calendar for next weekend that I'm looking forward to but really don't know what my running will look like this week. The weather doesn't look like it's going to be doing me any favors so I have a sneaking suspicion it will be another treadmill heavy week. I'd like to hit 6-7 miles at lease once and then some maintenance miles around that. Fingers crossed the legs continue to cooperate! They felt surprisingly great after the trail run last week adding to my reasons of why I love racing in the woods. Big fat surprise that my race on Saturday is on some more park trails. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend and got in some good miles. Do you have any music running rituals or tricks? I also don't like listening to my running music during the week because I worry it will lose its running magic. Runners are nuts.