PM: 10 Miles, 66:30, Easy Running around the East Side
Tonight felt Baltic in scope. It was 17 Degrees with the wind chill and despite this being a pretty regular winter temperature it is still only mid November and a little too early for this kind of cold. I struggled to warm up and I really was going through the motions. Now that may sound kind of negative but believe me I was extremely happy the entire way. Rather I just took it easy, listened to Cut Copy, and kept it as flat as I could. I was actually supposed to do a double day today but I failed to check my training schedule last night and assumed it was a single run. Tomorrow I'll run twice. I am still getting to grips with having a schedule and I love it. The concept of not thinking and just following is definitely something I've missed in my training over the last year.
In other news, I got the chance today to hear the new Franz Ferdinand single taken from their forthcoming album due out in Jan. I never bought into the FF hype but I do think they are a decent band. The track I heard today was pretty good. Very Franz sounding but with more of an electronic feel. They have certainly expanded their instrumentation, a characteristic that I personally enjoy. But tonight on the miles was all about the album "In Ghost Colors", by Cut Copy. These three guys from Melbourne , Australia are another one of the many retro nu wave 1980's throw back acts, although they are one of the best. I had listened to their Fabric Live DJ mix many times and loved it. When a friend asked me had I heard their new album (I had not at the time) I searched my iTunes and realized I had one track from an urban outfitters comp and obviously the Fabric Live mix. So I bought the below album and I do love it. I have included a link to an mp3 of their live performance on The Carson Daly show. Its a decent recording so check it!