Last night I set out to start a round of Yasso 800's while the Puff was at church. I haven't done the Yasso's in forever.
I did not get pulled over for speeding. I tried hard though.
My "fast" was so slow last night I dare not look up my activity history to see what speed I used to run these 800 intervals when I was lighter (& younger).
I really needed my music to help get me pumped for the speed. The thing is that when I'm really pushing myself and I'm out of breath and trying not to die, I don't hear any of it. Snoop, Dre, and anybody dropping F bombs will really get me going. I know. No judgement.
For my long runs though, I love a good podcast to help me push through the monotony. I like to think I'm killing two birds with one stone, because these podcasts are all what I'd like to listen to anyway so I may as well do it while I'm out on the trail.
Here are some of my current favorite podcasts (in order of preference) that I'm listening to now:
The Moth I freaking love this story telling podcast. Usually there are about 3 stories of random topics told in each podcast. The story tellers are what draws you in, usually regardless of the topic. The practice of story telling predates history so I absolutely 100% believe that I'm viscerally drawn to this podcast, literally like a moth to a flame, because it's coded into my genetic DNA.
The Washington Post is going to do a weekly podcast of each U.S. president in order from now until the November elections. I was hooked as soon as they started George Washington's hour promising to go beyond the hero myth and give equal time to his notorious flaws (i.e. slavery). I'm a week or so behind, but I'll have lots of time to catch up as my long runs get longer.
bon appetit These podcasts aren't usually very long so I"ll listen to this one during my cool down, usually before heading out for my post-run meal. It whets my appetite for sure, but I also get to hear all about the newest food trends. I love food trends...even geoduck.
Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me I'm often hearing this radio show air live in my car anyway, but I'm a current events junkie so I'll tune in to the podcast if I miss the week's show. I think the quiz-show format is especially fun and helps to keep me on my toes!
QUESTION: WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO ON YOUR SHORT RUNS? ON YOUR LONG RUNS?