Hoey’s challenge is killing me! But as we agreed over IM today, it’s doing a really good job of motivating us to run. The lead keeps switching between me, him, and another person, and every time I see that I’m in third I have to head out there again. I’ve done over twelve miles in four days! (That’s nearly 20km.) My hamstrings are actually holding up really well; it’s the rest of me that’s falling apart. My left quad is sore and my lower back is tied up in knots. I think I may have to switch it up to walking for a few days if I’m doing to survive the month.

Oh – and since someone has asked, for running music I usually listen to Podrunner. This guy does a weekly podcast of dance music that’s all set to a specific “beats per minute.” It’s great at keeping me in a rhythm without the distraction of iTunes occasionally throwing up a Disney song. (My other preferred workout music is, of course, Max’s mixes.)

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  1. It looks like we may have a new challenger, Kris. Take a look at the MeTa thread…

  2. Holy crap, mathowie’s in? There goes the #1 spot… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Not trying to be a spoilsport, but the rest/walking days sound like a great idea: a quick way to injury is to push the body too much without a proper ramp-up.

  4. No, a reality check is much welcomed, psorr. I took today off (other than walking to work).

  5. wow, great to know you’re giving us a chance to catch up with you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was starting to think you were this supernatural athletic รผberwoman…


    peejay (pjrivera on the nikeplus-site)

  6. Hardly! Just a still-slightly-overweight girl without a car who can only get motivated to run during the summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. well, it looks like you just pulled ahead again… dammit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    at least you can run in summer, up here in the northern hemisphere it’s quite a different story. not fair.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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