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Sunny summertime

Isn’t it just great if there is no mist or rain or hail?!

Even birds are back to flying.

Mmmm … spots of soft sand!

And in case you are wondering if the weather is the only thing that lifted my mood during today’s run, checkout my other reason, the playlist:

You probably have to be either a hardcore fallout gamer or a slow runner to appreciate it. Triple points if you are both!

34 thoughts on “Sunny summertime”

  1. GORGEOUS day! wow!

    Our playlists could NOT be more different!

    My son checked out my playlist the other day and was like “MOTHER!!!!! you LISTEN to Drake? USHER???? KUNGS&COOKIN’???? WTF???? WHO ARE YOU????? Moms don’t listen to THAT!!!!”

    HAH! he did however use MY PLAYLIST at his party on Saturday night! 🙂

    I did have a good giggle! I don’t listen to that stuff, i hear it… and i LOVE it on the run… lol

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    1. Ha! That would be my everyday list more or less! Sometimes I need an extreme switch though as I get tired of it, then I need opera, fantasy metal or something like today. Over it tomorrow probably 😁

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  2. I’m slowly listening less and less as I run. I’ve got into the habit of cutting off one earbud so I can only run with one in which means I can get the best of both worlds. As for fallout Ive tried to like it but I can never quite get into it =( probably too complicated for a bear of little brain

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  3. I like lots of music, but don’t listen to it all the time, when I do it can be a real uplifting treat! Not a lot of metal for me, but I have the odd track! I’m going to need to search for jack shaindlin, I like a bit of blues for chillin!

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    1. Hi Prash,
      thanks for your interest. Do you have any specific questions relating to slow running? My whole blog is basically about it 🙂 – This is my original thread when I got serious about it https://slowrunnergirl.com/2016/01/22/my-crazy-plan-of-slowness/ – if you are keen to learn about the personal experience just read up from there or go via my about page where I have linked up my main blog entries.
      If you have a specific question I love to share my experiences. I also wrote a general bit about it listed under “benefits” on my site as well.

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      1. Hi,
        I’ll narrate my ordeal with running. Looks like running is playing a “cat-and-mouse” game with me 🙂
        For the record, I am in my mid-30s and stay in India.
        I started running over 2 years ago. I looked up the internet for the technique and started full steam. I was following front foot landing. I was running at normal speed, neither slow nor fast. But after around 3 months, I started getting pain in knees and shins. Still, I was unable to run for more than 3 minutes at a stretch, even after 5 months of running. Hence I was frustrated and stopped running.
        Since this didn’t help me in weight loss, I turned to another latest fad, HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), where I ran at high speeds for 30 secs. But I had to stop this too, as I ended up with sharp knee pains.

        Recently, I came across slow jogging and stumbled upon your blog. I am giving it a try these days. I started slow jogging last month. Initially, I was able to run continuously, slowly (around 7mins per kilometer) for 8 mins or so. My cadence is 160 steps per minute. But from this week, I seem to have hit a roadblock again, and I am unable to run for more than 3 mins at a stretch. Not sure if I am cut out for running.
        Thanks.
        Prash

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      2. Have you tried running even slower? I started with over 9 min/km. Just slow down as much as you can and forget all else 😀 if a walking person can overtake you you should be fine. I am not kidding … pace also changes depending on the terrain you run on. I used to have knee issues as well … not pleasant. I love running slow on grass for example. It also does not matter if you can only run for x minutes. Just walk for a bit an repeat. I used this guide https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/a-week-by-week-guide-to-becoming-a-runner-later-in-life-and-or-safely . In the beginning it is also of uttermost importance to take your rest days as that is when your body gets stronger. And remember you cannot run too slow only too fast 😎

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      3. Just wanted to add another thing. I read that we should be running at a conversational speed, where you can have a conversation (either with your partner or to yourself if you are running alone). But even at a slow pace, I am unable to speak as I run, and it is more of huffing and puffing.

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      4. Try running at the slowest possible pace. You should indeed be able to nose breathe to test if you are running slow enough. That is just a rough rule though, but a good indicator I found. Yes … it is ridiculously hard to run that slow … especially in the beginning and it is hard work to build up our systems.

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      5. Thanks so much for your guidance. How I always longed for a coach across the seas 🙂
        I slowed down and was able to run for around 8 mins, at a speed of 9 mins per km. That felt good, I plan to keep at that speed for a couple of weeks.
        Thanks again

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      1. Yeah…I left her for the first time ever!! And it was FOUR DAYS! But she had lots of visitors 😊💛 now she is my shadow, never letting me out of her sight and generally sitting on me! 💛😸

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