franklin hill turnaround + extra
7 miles on a beautiful morning. Next week it’s supposed to get much colder but not today. Great weather for running! As I neared the big Franklin hill I decided to mix up my running rhythm and create a chant in 6/8 time with triplets instead of 4/4 time with straight quarter notes. It was hard to quickly compose sentences with this rhythm so I went for 3 syllable words. After trying out:
mystery beautiful mystical marvelous wonderful magical
I settled on a 4 bars of 6/8 with the words:
Occasionally I added in a fifth bar/word: delicious
This chant worked well for keeping me focused and steady. It especially helped me run up the Hill.
Towards the end of the run I encountered by favorite person on the path: the Daily Walker. I always see him, all year round. He’s very dedicated with his walking.