Monday, October 1, 2012

running at lunch time

Dowtown San Francisco via design. bake. run.

for the last three weeks i've been running during my lunch break, at least twice a week, in addition to my other morning runs that i do 3-4 times a week to start my day. so i guess you can say i'm running a lot, but really, it's not. sure, maybe i am running more often (5-6x/week), but my total distance is still not that much; averaging 15-20 miles a week isn't too bad.

two years ago to get ready for my first half marathon (nwm in october 2010) i started running during my lunch break. that was the only time i could squeeze in a run because the days were getting shorter. this time around i'm not training for any particular race, i'm just running to be running. six o'clock in the morning is no longer light and by the time i get home from work, i don't have time to go out and run. of course, i'm not sure if i'd be up for after work even if i did have time. so to find any kind of time to run during daylight, i decided to pick up running at lunch again. what's great about that is that the weather is usually always nice. it's typically sunny in downtown sf where i work; not too hot or cold. plus, i only run such short distances, anywhere between 2-3 miles that even if it was hot, it's okay. of course dodging people along market street can be tricky at times, but that's part of the fun you can say. i also don't enjoy stopping at red lights but i've since decided that red lights are good for me because it forces me to slow down and pick up again. may work for what some call it "interval" training. ;)

so what's on my current playlist? right now i love running to these:

Primadonna – marina and the diamonds
You Make Me Feel... (Feat. Sabi) – cobra starship
Yeah 3x – chris brown
Domino – jessie j
Young Forever (Feat. Mr Hudson) – jay-z
The One That Got Away – katy perry

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