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A Post About Actual Workouts, and Some Songs

I want to taper right for next Saturday’s race, and get there with 100% rested legs. I don’t know when was the last time I felt that, completely rested legs. It’s been a while. As nice as that sounds, it’s easier said than done.

 
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I reduced the distance of my Friday’s long run a little, and kept them both (Friday and Saturday) lighter in terms of pace:

 
Friday: Long Run – 18K/11.2M – Average pace 04:58 Min/KM (07:59 Min/Mile). And no, I will not round up to 08:00 Min/Mile.
The last 5K were faster than I had planned, but that’s a relatively short distance anyway, so it wasn’t too bad, pace for the 5K 04:42 Min/KM (07:35 Min/Mile)

 
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Saturday: Easy Run – 10K/6.2M – Average pace 04:57 Min/KM (07:57 Min/Mile).
I started running really early on Saturday, around 5:30, because I wanted to make it to the gym for some strength work afterwards, and also be home early to do something with the kids.
Even though the boardwalk was almost deserted at that time, it was perfect to run by the sea so early, perfect wind, cool air, no sun in my eyes.
I just realized now, writing this post, average pace for this run was the same as Friday’s much longer run. Not good. I like my splits though.

 
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After those 2 weekend runs, and considering I need to taper, I am keeping it lighter this week. Shorter runs, easier pace, less crosstraining.

 
Sunday: Boring Recovery run, 8.2K/5.1M, average pace 05:03 Min/KM (08:07 Min/Mile). Did this one this morning. And geez, looks like I’m stuck pace wise.

 
Monday: The gym opens later than usual tomorrow, so I will attempt to do a HIIT run outside, only 4 intervals and not at my fastest speed, just kind of a light HIIT during taper. So it shouldn’t be too bad/hard to do this outside. I have set my Garmin for automatic lap pace every half KM (usually I have it for auto lap each 1 KM), so after a warm up of 2KMs and a gradual speed increase over the next 2KM, I will do 4 intervals of half KM fast, half KM slow.

 
Tuesday: 3KM/3280yards swim. Yeah looking forward to this one (NOT).

 
Wednesday: Another HIIT run but only 5K/3.1M total, with the fast intervals being only 30 seconds long. And with this I’ll be done with running until race day/.

 
Thursday: Rest (this is a first, I usually crosstrain 2 days before a race)

 
Friday: Rest.

 

 
My April’s race playlist only had 3 songs I haven’t posted in my previous race playlists so I am adding them to this post.

 
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Only three, but awesome songs, check them out:

 

 

 

 

How do you taper? Do you have a favorite taper workout?

I Know What Will Make You Run Faster on Your Next Race: Your Playlist!

 
Tape Playlist

 
Last month I did my first playlist post, after criticizing them (so nice of me), and I must admit I enjoyed posting it, sharing the songs that make me move, and especially the great suggestions I got in the comments, most of them made it to my running playlist.
Never in my life I had added so many new songs at once, my body was in shock!

 
Here’s my playlist for tomorrow’s half marathon, 15 minutes worth of warm up songs, and 1:40 worth of race time songs… I guess that means I’m optimistic about tomorrow’s race.  Better add 1 or 2 more songs just in case.

 
Playlist - Half Marathon Tel Aviv

 
Some of the songs on this playlist I already posted in my January’s post, so I’m adding YouTube links only for the new songs:

 
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Song suggestions are always welcome!

 

 

A Playlist Post (that you should read!)

Here’s a weird thing.

 
I think playlist blog posts are so boring, so unoriginal, so lazy (seriously, just take a pic of your playlist and that’s a post?).

 
On the other hand, I love playlist posts.. because truth is, we runners, same way we go through running shoes fairly quickly, we go through running songs at a way too fast pace.

 
I mean, if you are running an average of 5 hours a week, that’s 75 songs. And then how many times can you listen to a song, no matter how much you love it, before it starts to annoy the hell out of you? And don’t even get me started about those songs that seem pretty cool at home when you are checking them out on YouTube, but then just suck when you are out on a run?

 
Funny IPod Playlist

 
And all that rant is the reason why I’m constantly looking for new songs, so a big THANK YOU, to every blogger who’s ever done a boring and lazy playlist post. Like I’m about to do.

 
Here’s the playlist that literally got me through my 10K PR last Friday, they are my favorite running songs right now, all of them are AWESOME.

 
Especially the last 3 songs, I ran the whole race just waiting to hear those.  And seriously, my fastest KMs ever.

 
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Which running songs are you loving lately?