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My Body’s A Zombie January 26, 2010

Posted by Richard Lowe in Thoughts & Musings.
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I’ve taken three days off, for various reasons. The day after my 20 mile run, I was still pretty sore. (Not to mention how sore I was the day of my 20 mile run.) So I had a scheduled recovery, but figured it would be more beneficial to rest. Monday was another rest day. I’ve decided that at this point, I’ve built up a good base for endurance and strength—it’s not like running 6 miles at 9/min pace will help me that much come marathon day. However, a day of rest to prevent injury would.

Today was busy with work (not to mention it started raining again) and though I wish I could have run, I just didn’t have the time. Luckily, I woke up early to get in a workout of stretching, crunches, and push ups.

Tomorrow I plan on being back. I’ll probably do a light 6 or 8 miles.

Also: I wanted to share my new running anthem. It’s called “My Body’s A Zombie For You” by Dead Man’s Bones. Ryan Gosling is actually the front man for this band. The song came on while I was listening to the awesome KEXP “Music That Matters” podcast (more on that in the future) and I decided that running a marathon is very similar to becoming zombified. For one, when I run I’ve learned to basically put my body on autopilot and let my mind wander. Very zombi-like, if you ask me. Additionally, after a 20 mile run, my body’s so sore that I pretty much feel like a zombie, as well as walk like one, staggering around the house. Anyway, without trying to make zombies more trendy than they already are, I’m sharing this song with you. Enjoy!



1. Karen N. - January 26, 2010

Oh, good. If you take the rest of the week off, I can match your 20 miles.

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