But first, an unplanned race report:
Okay, here's the thing: I went to Davenport yesterday to do an observation for one of my classes (Cultural Analyses of Sport). All I was going to do was observe "pre-race behaviors" prior to the start of the 4-mi Chili Chase run/walk.
It was simple enough. Go, observe, write, come home. Then the weather was so nice (a balmy 36, clear skies), I could smell the chili cooking, and hey--everyone else was doing it!
So I ran.
It was my first REAL run since the marathon in December. I had the lowest of expectations: I didn't know if I'd be able to run the whole thing; I didn't know how fast I'd be able to go (was half.
I am happy to report that I ran the whole thing and only lost about a minute off my pace in the last three months of no running. All things considered, I'm thrilled.
Mile 1: 11:34
Mile 2: 11:28
Mile 3: 11:37
Mile 4: 10:43
Finish Time: 45:02
And without further ado...here are your tunes:
The Sun Made Me Do It (Jazzy, Sunny Peer Pressure Tracks)
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Powder Your Face with Sunshine
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
You Can Run
Orange Colored Sky
Latin Jazz Detour:
New Cool Collective
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers