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veen  ·  117 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 15, 2020

Long Easter weekend - took Friday off, and Monday was a national holiday. Spent the four days painting a bunch of walls and getting some new furniture. Only need to do a second layer of color on two of the walls and we're done. We picked two colors that turned out amazing; one greyed deep green color with a hint of blue, and one blue-gray color. It not only makes the place feel much more our own, but changing up the space also makes quarantine a bit easier by not getting bored of these walls.

Also had a phenomenally enjoyable run today. The Nike app has a few guided runs with Headspace, and while the Nike coach is annoyingly coach-y, the combination of running and (Andy Puddicombe's) wholesome mindfulness works really well for me. It was an interval training; a warmup, 2 intervals at 4/10 effort level, 2 intervals at 6/10 effort and 2 intervals at 9/10 with a final Do Whatever interval. I have no frame of reference whether my pace is any good, but I'm happy with how I did.

ButterflyEffect  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man I fuckin’ hate interval training, it’s kind of like the adult version of “eating your vegetables”. Should build that back into the schedule, need to get the strength running up a bit. Been running more hills in my city since the trails are closed, which helps.

The interval groups look good, but you probably want to work on consistency within each lap. 30ish second gaps are a lot for paced efforts from lap to lap.

flagamuffin  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

tell me more! do i download the nike app, or the thing called headspace, or some other completely unknown quantity? i usually struggle through my miles with muse or the killers or something and it's worn out its welcome (in 2015)

edit: "nike run club"?

flagamuffin  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

thank you both

_refugee_  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·  


veen  ·  116 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah it's in the Nike Run Club app, under Guided Runs. There's a lot of them, and if you scroll down while browsing a particular guided run, it'll have a suggested Spotify playlist to accompany the run even. (Music will be automatically ducked when the coach talks.)

_refugee_  ·  117 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I love Coach Bennett, but it took me a while to get there!

veen  ·  117 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Man, forreal. But I'm such a fan of someone talking to me while I run, which I haven't had before, that I'll inevitably Stockholm syndrome grow to like him.

_refugee_  ·  117 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It makes a real difference to have someone egging you on/encouraging you in a run. I have found it will help get me out the door and help me to keep going especially if my mood isn't in the right place. On other days I have found Coach Bennett plain annoying! I do think some of his audio guided runs are more annoying than others. The "Don't wanna run run" has helped me a lot. (Ha! And I've probably only played it once! But the day I did, I truly did not want to run, and I actually ran really well once it was on. So I think, it taught me something.)