Let’s get the social plug out of the way
Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind meets Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run in this immersive, investigative look at the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite athletes (as well as weekend warriors)–and the surprising emerging science behind the elusive, exhilarating “runner’s high” they all seek.https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/653009/runners-high-by-josiah-hesse/
-This Thanksgiving thread from Facebook had me dying.
-LOL at me learning that my dentist shares the same first and last name as an actor who was featured in several risque movies from the 70s. Actually, I need to make a dental appointment soon.
-My dentist and I had a very interesting discussion about this actor. Back in the 90s, Hollywood (not sure of the organization) held a tribute to Andy Warhol, who produced Flesh and wanted actors from his movies to help celebrate. The organizers called my dentist, who told them that they had contacted the wrong Joe Dellesandro. Then he told me that he always wondered what would have happened if he took the free trip and showed up as “a skinny, nerdy, Jewish-Italian fellow from Brooklyn” at the tribute.
-Running vocabulary time: Earlier I posted a pic that contains my time and training goals for future full and half-marathons.
-VO2-Max: run for about six minutes at the fastest pace that you can. For me, that would be running at a 7:58min/mi pace for 4 – 6 minutes. A sample VO2max workout from Active.com – 10-minute warm-up, VO2-max time trial, and 10-minute cool-down.
-Speed form training helps improve leg turnover and running economy. A sample speed form workout from Runners World: run six to eight repeats of 200 meters at speed form pace with two- to four-minute recovery jog after each repeat.
-Another interesting find regarding speed training workouts that can be incorporated into marathon training (Marathon Training Guide).
-Wasn’t I supposed to get a running-themed tattoo after finishing NYC Marathon?
-It looks like we are in the 3rd quarter of Eurovision’s season.
-LOL at me messing with the hubby, who is from Spain, about getting dinner from this place. He was not amused; those Spaniards take their paella VERY seriously.
Questions of the Day:
Do you incorporate VO2 max and/or speed form workouts while training for full or half marathons?
What random thoughts are bouncing around your head?