Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pace Running & Getting Real in Whole Foods

My current marathon training plan has me running a lot more miles and a lot of marathon pace running.  When I told a friend / cousin-in-law yesterday at a pool party that I hosted about all of the miles I've been running (not even my family can get away from my running talk) he said, "Yeah, I mean - that makes sense to me.  To get faster, run more miles".  Simplicity at it's finest.  While I don't 100% agree with that, and have had good luck with running very few miles, I'm going to give it a try.

The one thing that I am working to incorporate into my running is more pace work: running at goal pace for extended periods of time, ideally while riding on a moped on tired legs.  This too is another one of those "duh" moments: Practice running at the pace that you want to run in your race.  This weekend, I ran a 15 mile long run with the last 7 miles at goal pace of 7:15.  It was a bit harder than I would have liked towards the end, but hopefully with training it will become easy.

Finally, I received an iTunes giftcard for my birthday and am looking for suggestions on how to spend it.  Running songs? eBooks?  Episodes of the Golden Girls?   I'm open for any and all suggestions.  To get your creative juices flowing, here is a funny music video about the trials and tribulations of shopping at Whole Foods.  Word.  (For those of you not in the United States, Whole Foods is a grocery store where Yuppies and Hippies health conscious people and guys looking to pick up health conscious women shop for healthy or organic food)




16 comments:

XLMIC said...

Do they call it Whole Paycheck in your neck of the woods, too?

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

lol. it's called whole paycheck as well here. The carts are normal here to. The aisles insanely narrow to. Funny video Adam!

Tim "Palantar" Jones said...

I vote get yourself a 180BPM playlist with that iTunes gift card. I'm trying to put together one in spotify right now. :)

fancy nancy said...

I absolutely call it Whole Paycheck! Hilarious video!! Way to kick it on your 15 miler!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I highly recommend buying everything by The Shaggs. Best band ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN9UT2zF8c8

ShebaJC said...

Whatever you do, don't bother looking at the iTunes movies. Like 1500 selections. All B or worse.

ShutUpandRun said...

The Joy of Sex is a good ebook. My parents had it when I was in fifth grade.

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Thats friggin hilarious! Loved it.

Alma said...

OMG! LOVE the WholePaycheck video!!

giraffy said...

That video is scarily accurate.

Jamie said...

This video is hilarious! And depending on what sort of ipod you have, movies/tv shows are freakin brilliant. I like to watch them while waiting in line at various places. You'll never be bored again!

Running Moose said...

I've been running parts of the 2nd half of ling runs to Adele, A Fine Frenzy, Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. I'm not sure how I got into this type of R&B, but it's kind of soothing when the Hurt starts to kick in.

Runners Fuel said...

I love running tempos on tired legs!!

Fair Weather Runner said...

sadly wichita isn't cool enough for whole foods yet, we like to stick to our chemical filled meats and cheeses 'round here.

i say you go for musak, all the way. and here is a suggestion it's my new super happy gay running song. you're welcome and please enjoy:
pumped up kicks by foster the people.

Laura said...

Called Whole Pay Cheque in Canada as well...we just spell it differently.

BrianFlash said...

Nice tempo at the end of the long run. I wasn't quite able to get to that pace for my 5K this weekend!