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|Running my First 10k This Weekend|
Pretty excited. It's across the Bay Bridge in Maryland, and while I'm not thrilled with the prospect of a nearly 2 mile-long hill to kick things off, still hoping to have a good time. List is recent digs.
Just saw her live with Kevin Devine earlier this week. Fantastic show. It was almost spooky quiet while she was performing--more so than the headliner, even--which is a testament to how hypnotic her set was.
Played the same show. Also really, really solid. They were touring as a six-piece, and switched up some of the arrangements of their songs--not significantly, but enough so that it was pretty neat getting to hear the variations and not as though you were just playing the album.
Haven't listened to Instigator yet, but have been spinning this one pretty regularly in preparation for the show. "Redbird" is my jam.
|4||Apologies, I Have None|
Still need to listen to this a few more times, but a very solid slice of melodic post-whatever going on here. Definitely some Manchester Orchestra vibes.
|5||Jimmy Eat World|
Another one I've got to spend some more time with, but have been very pleasantly surprised by so far. It's not as though I'd written off latter-day Jimmy Eat World, since I dug Invented quite a bit--mainly on the merits of its title track, admittedly--but Damage really did nothing for me, to the point that I can't hum a single melody off that record. Thankfully, so far this feels like a substantial--if perhaps a bit overlong--course correction.
|6||Dance Gavin Dance|
Mothership made me hungry for more syrupy earworms dressed up vaguely as post-hardcore (and I mean that in the most loving way one can). Those "Uh-oh"s in the background during "On the Run," tho...
I've listened to this album while falling asleep pretty regularly for the past couple of weeks, so this is a highly qualified dig, in that I absolutely love the first half, and still have no idea what the second sounds like. Which, in its own way, can definitely still be a feature rather than a bug. Nonetheless, looking forward to giving it a whirl when I'm not already about to drift off.
|right on man. good luck.|
|good luck man. Did my first recently as well, good fun, fantastic atmosphere |
|also hell yes for 1, beautiful record. envious you got to see her live|
|Thanks! And yeah, she definitely pulls off the translation from record to live extremely well (and played a couple new tunes, to boot). If she comes to your neck of the woods, make it a point to see her.|
|enjoy and good luck!|
|Do well. Don't dehydrate. Stretch.|
I miss running but I fucked my knee playing football so all that repetitive low impact hard surface contact isn't good for it, have to stick the lifting
|Oof, that sounds rough. Good to hear you're still able to get the exercise in, though. I had ambitious plans to cross train between the 10k prep and strength exercises, but that ended up scratched off the list pretty swiftly. Womp.|
|@guitarded_chuck that's gonna suck when the zombie apocalypse happens and you can't run|
|Get it, On the Run... 10k... Yeah I'll stop, but On the Run is my fav from that album. Anyway, best of luck to you man! |
|Just started running, hoping to reach 10K by the end of the year!|
|You have to build up to a marathon, takes months of practice, even years for some. If you're expecting to just get out of the house and run for 26 miles non-stop with no prior running experience you ain't even gonna make it 5K.|
|Hey congratulations! I doubt I'd be able to do a 10k, I'm woefully out of shape right now. I wish you the best!|
Motivated me to start. Been doing it a few weeks now, definitely feeling the benefits.
|Good luck mate! Ran my first 21K (1100m uphill) a few weeks ago. Are you planning on running or trail running?|
My goal for next year is 30K and at least 2000m uphill but I'd love to complete a 3000m elevation.
|I'd like to do more trail running, honestly, but living and working in a city, most of what I've done has been relatively level and paved over. Definitely hope to keep and mix it up after the race, though.|
|sweet man I can barely run a mile without keeling over, hope you fare well|