Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kick Arse!

Well I woke up this morning and decided to get out for a run. I did my normal 3.11 mile (5k) loop and had a great run. Lets stop for just a hot second. I just said a normal 3.11. Just a little over 8 months ago I tipped the scales at 400 pounds. Now I am saying that I RAN MY NORMAL 3.11 MILE LOOP. The all by itself is a complete success. But that is not all that happened today. I ran a sub 35 minute 5k. For me this is one heck of an accomplishment. That is my best ever training run ever.

I did have music on this run for the first time. I would be curious to know if other runners run faster with music.

Regardless. Saturday is a good day!

7 comments:

Kathy said...

No running here, but I put on upbeat music to do housework by! Showing my age here but I love Queen and Fleetwood Mac as well as MoTown!

Matt Keeling said...

Nothing wrong with Queen, Fleetwood Mac or Motown.

I would gladly run to any of them.

SuperDave said...

Great job Matt!
Knocking out 10+ miles a week at
298lbs is a great accomplishment. As the weight comes off it is only going to get easier.
Music - Makes the run go by quicker I think.(mentally). I use my mp3 player on longer runs. When I do shorter faster paces(tempo/speed runs) I don't listen to music - I try to pay attention to my form and breathing.
Music relaxes.

Andrew is getting fit said...

I so know how you feel. Way to go Matt!

It sometimes feels so unreal...

Sherre said...

I don't run, but do use music to keep my walks brisk. Love Abba, Blondie, Stevie Wonder, ZZ Top, Stones, Beatles. Yep -- as my music attests, I'm old. :)

tisha85 said...

I love disco. There. I admitted it. :) Having music on while exercising is a *must*. I have a cardio playlist on my ipod and a cool down playlist. If it isn't disco, it's DMB, Coldplay, Madonna and a great mix of others. Congrats on the RUN this weekend.

Will @ 4XLT said...

I'm no runner, but I know that I don't perform anywhere as well as I do otherwise without *my* selection of music (that crap at the gym doesn't cut it).

For whatever reason, it helps me get into the zone of lifting weights and knocking out the last couple of reps that I can instead of giving up.

I really experienced this last week when my old iPod broke after five solid years of service - it was hard times at the gym, to be certain.