Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sumer is icumen in
Sumer is icumen in is "middle English" for .. "Summer is a-coming in", originally written around 1260, and the manuscript is regarded as one of the oldest pieces of music written. It was written at Reading Abbey, which is my home town, and is commemorated with a plaque on one of the few remaining walls of the Abbey (which was destroyed by Henry VIII).
Why am I writing this? Well, I thought of "Sumer icumen in" when I was out on the trails today - because summer has arrived with a bang, both Saturday and Sunday got to about 90, and the humidity is seems to be getting up there. I had better get used to it, because it is only going to get worse.
So today's run was a walk/run/walk/run affair, the pace was very comfortable. It is the furthest I have run since Umstead, and I'm thinking that it is probably time to start ramping up the miles again.
Distance: 8.17 Miles
Pace: 12:17 Min/mile
Today's tune - another blast from the past. It came on early in the run, and it's a great running song, and given the weather, it is appropriate for "tune of the day"