Today’s test day! You know what that means, right big guy?? Tonight is the scary ‘V02 Max‘ test, so nothing stupid today. I still want to get a little outdoor fun though as it’s also the first sunny, semi-decent day we’ve had after all the rain this weekend, so everything has that ‘post-rain shower’ kind of fresh smell to it and that’s always nice to enjoy. Better than the stinky, sweaty laboratory oven I’ll slaving away in soon enough I suspect anyway. So nothing crazy today, just a very light jog sans drills; no tempo, no fartleks, no nonsense bud. Just jog out 2k, turn around, then jog 2k back home again. Simple.
Some days just scream ‘Gordon Lightfoot, PUH-lease!’ more than others and, today, apparently is one of those days. Hey, when ‘ol Gordo calls, you just gotta go man.
So I listened to tracks from the Disc One of the ‘Gordon Lightfoot Songbook‘ box set during my morning’s 4k very easy run down Thunder Bay Rd and back.
I figured it’s be next to impossible to do anything resembling hard cardio intervals while listening to Gordon Lightfoot. It’s be like trying to stoke a fire with wet newspaper. And I was right. According to my Garmin, I think my heart rate might have actually rose maybe, what? Two or three whole times the entire run? I must have been where I was either hopping over avoid dog poo or I saw a squirrel or something.
Anyway, among my favorite tracks from this early period song catalog include: ‘Early Morning Rain‘, ‘Bitter Green‘, ‘Boss Man‘, ‘Steel Rail Blues‘, and more train songs than you could shake a dead hobo at.