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Rain + High Tide = Happiness?

It was raining, as I stepped outside this morning. Not the bad icy rain I had gotten used to over the winter, but the nice and lovely spring rain. The one that cools one just enough to make running awesome. I knew the tide was high and so the logic dictated that I switch off my brain and do some park running.

Thanks to Kristian I got the idea to work on improving my cadence – slowrunner style! What’s that you ask? Well it means trying to run with a higher cadence, while still keeping the heart rate low. I used Spotify’s “running” feature to help me and set the music to play at 170 bpm. Now I am glad to report that there is a lot of room for improvement in this area!

Other than that I truly enjoyed today’s 40 minutes @146 heart rate (2 beats to high, but well … there will be more slow runs).

14 thoughts on “Rain + High Tide = Happiness?”

  1. check out PodRunner too! its FAB! I left home this morning in the mizzle and i ached to be heading out the door instead for a workout. It wasn’t cold and it was perfectly quiet at 05h45, light… and i thought of you and how blessed you are to be near the beach and able to do just that… enjoy enjoy!!!

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    1. I enjoy it every day! I don’t think I could face work without it anymore … I just realized now how calm I am, even when dealing with super stressed clients. I quite spooky rofl. Probably I run so slow that it’s more like meditation πŸ˜€

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    1. It was great! I set it to ‘recommended for you’. I ran definitely with higher cadence than usually though not as high as the beats were set πŸ˜€ I will only know after a while I guess. I might do this on all my easy days now.

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      1. If I could just find an easy way to include your music recommendations there πŸ˜€ I am horrible with sorting music … a James plugin for my Spotify would be a treat!

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    1. They have different genres, but there is one called ‘recommended for you’ works for me as it seems to mix things based on my preferences. I have been using it for a while though and it knows me. You need to search for ‘running’ then scroll to ‘genre. It matches your steps automatically or you can skip it and adjust. It’s free, might work for you πŸ™‚

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  2. Wow… Thank you. Glad you are you trying to varying things. As it’s your first one, donat be too hard on yourself, it takes persistence. You’ll get ‘in the stride’ in time to come. It works for me. It might not be your thing. See what happens anyways.
    I might even try to run with music πŸ˜‰

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