Today I had a slight hiccup in my iPod running experience that turned out to be pretty cool. When I was selecting the music for my run I had originally selected a trance/dance mix as usual. However when I pushed the button to start my Nike+ workout it reverted to a shuffle of my entire iPod. No problem as most of the stuff on my iPod Nano is running oriented anyway. The interesting thing was that the first song it picked was Offering by Third Day. This was a new music genre that I’d never tried to run to before… but it turned out really nice. It was early in the morning, hardly any people were out and I was running down the road worshiping God. I may have to try that again!
As far as the actual run goes, it felt really good. You can see by the chart below that I progressively picked up the pace throughout the run. My average speed was about 10’56” per mile, but at the end of the run I was running at just over 10 minutes per mile. I’m still not ready for the Olympics, but it feels good to just be out there exercising.