Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Turnover. Mine is usually a bit slower than I'd like, especially when I'm running easy. Nobby Hashizume mentioned as much after watching me during an easy run and later at the Twin Cities marathon. Since I've been cheating a bit and using the iPod on a few runs I've noticed that the beat for the song above feels drop dead perfect for practicing turning the legs over at a good clip, whether slow or not.
Spoon is one of my favorite bands, mostly because they've been trying to remake the Beatles Revolver for the past 7 or 8 years with their own songs. So buy their album, load this "Black Like Me" song onto your MP3 player and pound the pavement in time. Pause it for a minute before the second verse as you keep running, then hit "play" again and see if your turnover has slowed or has stayed the same tempo. If the latter is the case, feel free to shout along with the "yeah, oh yeah's" after the second chorus. You've earned it.
Training this evening: 5 easy miles, 37:50, 7:34 pace. Yeah, oh yeah