Posts Tagged ‘AudioFuel’

Wednesday: 3 miles untimed with Scout
Thursday: 3.1 miles; 30:11 + 5 miles; 52:23 = 8.1 miles
Friday: rest day!

It’s been a hot week here in Maryland. It’s been in the high 80s for the past two days and it might get up past 90 degrees today. I don’t take walk breaks during my weekday runs, but this week was an exception. My body got used to the cooler weather in the few fall-like days we had a week ago.

On Wednesday I meant to do 8 miles but I had somewhere to be at 7:30 and didn’t want to show up smelly, gross, and famished so I held back and went on an easy run with Scout. He was excited, at first. After the halfway mark he stopped three times to let me know he was done. Each time we walked for a bit and then shuffled home. Three mile runs don’t really tire him out anymore, but he was pooped Wednesday evening.

Yesterday, due to the heat, I split my long run into two manageable runs. I ran 3.1 miles during lunch at work and 5 miles when I got home. I’m not going to sugar-coat it folks: I was disgusting. I got caught sneaking back into my office by some coworkers who wanted to chat about my “healthy activity”. I was hot, miserably wet, and just wanted my power shower wipes. Last night was even worse because the gnats were out in full force. I ran through clusters of them and felt them hit my face like little pellets. I even felt them in my throat and couldn’t stop coughing toward the end of my run. When I got home, I looked in the mirror and I had little black specs ALL over me. My face, neck, arms, legs, and shirt were covered in gnats that I wiped off with a paper towel.

And, of course, when Matt ran at 7 all the gnats had magically gone home. Typical.

During my 5 mile run I finally got a chance to listen to AudioFuel. I really enjoyed it and will post a full review of Run Free 1 tomorrow. It deserves its own post.

Happy Friday!


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New Music!

Monday: multiple walks with Scout
Tuesday: 3.11 miles; 30:01

Yesterday I listened to a grand total of 3 different songs on my 30 minute run. And one song was a pity song that I felt like I had to listen to because I had already repeated the other songs multiple times. What can I say? I binge on songs. Better than binging on oatmeal animal crackers. OH WAIT! I binged on those as well last night. ooops.

Whatever. They were organic.

The two songs I binged on were by Jackson Browne, surprise surprise. His music is good for short runs. The songs were “Of Missing Persons” and “I’m Alive”. One song is about the death of a friend and the other is about a bad breakup. There’s no good reason why I should have run so well to these songs since the lyrics are so melancholy. But Jackson has a way of putting vibrant beats behind tough times that really (if you’re going through a low point) would help you get going again.

In other words, these songs are sad but make you want to movie jump during the chorus.

Anywho…onto something more interesting. A few days ago I was contacted by a very nice person at AudioFuel.

AudioFuel is custom written for running. Our music is custom composed for you to run to the beat. AudioFuel matches and drives your stride and pace when you run. The vibe and lyrics of every track are designed to increase your performance and make your running easier. Most music’s tempo is too slow to run to the beat. And AudioFuel delivers because the music sounds good… unlike a lot of ‘exercise music’. Only the best artists compose AudioFuel.

My contact read that I’ve been listening to music on the go lately and offered to send me a few samples of their running music. I received:

The music is set to specific beats that your legs can run to. And there’s coaching thrown in to keep you going. As an American this is very exciting because the voice has a British accent. FUN!

I haven’t run to these, yet, but I plan on running my weekly 8 miler to Run Free 1 either today or tomorrow. I’m excited to see how my running compares as to when I listen to Dave Matthews, my usual long run friend.

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