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Fitness for Coheed enthusiasts: The Ascension 5K
For fun, I thought I’d share my favorite running tool for any of you guys who happen to be interested! I picked up running about eighteen months ago. Those who have started running from the absolute bottom know that running is Just Really Fucking Hard and it takes time. Some of you might have done a progressive training routine like Couch to 5K, or similar. 5K is my comfortable distance. (I ran 10K once, like three months ago, and haven’t even tried since. It was miserable.)
You probably discovered for yourself that music makes running about a million times better. My favorite album to run to is Coheed and Cambria’s The Afterman: Ascension! Since I started training 5K with this album, my time has improved by almost five minutes AND I actually enjoy it.
I like running to this album because it works at all fitness levels, regardless of whether you’re mostly walking with a couple jogging intervals or if you’re straight running with a few sprints! For me, this has been way more helpful than Couch to 5K, for real. Give it a try at your own pace, it’s a great way to work up to 5K and you might like it! :)

The Hollow: Warm up walk. (2-3 min)Domino the Destitute: Warm up, slow jog. If you’re walking, walk faster. Increase pace by the end. (8 min)The Afterman: Hold your pace steady. If you’re too tired, take a short walking break. (3 min)Mothers of Men: Pick up your pace. Don’t sprint, but push yourself! At the very least, jog it through. (4 min)Goodnight Fair Lady / Holly Wood the Cracked: Pull the pace back again. Keep it moderate. Walk if you need to, jog if you can. (7-8 min)Vic the Butcher: SPRINT. Use dem legs and feel that rage! Run in time with that heavy beat. (4 min)Evagria the Faithful: Pull your pace way back during the segue between Vic and Evagria so your heart rate can stabilize again (try not to walk yet). Through Evagria, run/jog slowly or moderately if you can. Walk for a minute if you absolutely have to. Enjoy the groove. (8 min)Subtraction: Slow jog or walk. Cool down. Congratulations, you just worked out for a whole Coheed album. You bad-ass, you.
(Total time: about 40 min)

If you’re new to running, don’t be discouraged if you don’t make an actual 5K distance in this time! A 40-minute walk/jog/run is nothing to scoff at, regardless of distance, and you’ll get faster. I’m not a great runner and usually hit the 5K mark somewhere in the middle of Evagria. The point is to get moving and enjoy it! This album makes running on a treadmill bearable and makes running outside fucking awesome. Put on your shoes and hit the streets with Ascension and a pair of good earbuds!

Fitness for Coheed enthusiasts: The Ascension 5K

For fun, I thought I’d share my favorite running tool for any of you guys who happen to be interested! I picked up running about eighteen months ago. Those who have started running from the absolute bottom know that running is Just Really Fucking Hard and it takes time. Some of you might have done a progressive training routine like Couch to 5K, or similar. 5K is my comfortable distance. (I ran 10K once, like three months ago, and haven’t even tried since. It was miserable.)

You probably discovered for yourself that music makes running about a million times better. My favorite album to run to is Coheed and Cambria’s The Afterman: Ascension! Since I started training 5K with this album, my time has improved by almost five minutes AND I actually enjoy it.

I like running to this album because it works at all fitness levels, regardless of whether you’re mostly walking with a couple jogging intervals or if you’re straight running with a few sprints! For me, this has been way more helpful than Couch to 5K, for real. Give it a try at your own pace, it’s a great way to work up to 5K and you might like it! :)

The Hollow: Warm up walk. (2-3 min)
Domino the Destitute: Warm up, slow jog. If you’re walking, walk faster. Increase pace by the end. (8 min)
The Afterman: Hold your pace steady. If you’re too tired, take a short walking break. (3 min)
Mothers of Men: Pick up your pace. Don’t sprint, but push yourself! At the very least, jog it through. (4 min)
Goodnight Fair Lady / Holly Wood the Cracked: Pull the pace back again. Keep it moderate. Walk if you need to, jog if you can. (7-8 min)
Vic the Butcher: SPRINT. Use dem legs and feel that rage! Run in time with that heavy beat. (4 min)
Evagria the Faithful: Pull your pace way back during the segue between Vic and Evagria so your heart rate can stabilize again (try not to walk yet). Through Evagria, run/jog slowly or moderately if you can. Walk for a minute if you absolutely have to. Enjoy the groove. (8 min)
Subtraction: Slow jog or walk. Cool down. Congratulations, you just worked out for a whole Coheed album. You bad-ass, you.

(Total time: about 40 min)

If you’re new to running, don’t be discouraged if you don’t make an actual 5K distance in this time! A 40-minute walk/jog/run is nothing to scoff at, regardless of distance, and you’ll get faster. I’m not a great runner and usually hit the 5K mark somewhere in the middle of Evagria. The point is to get moving and enjoy it! This album makes running on a treadmill bearable and makes running outside fucking awesome. Put on your shoes and hit the streets with Ascension and a pair of good earbuds!

1 year ago

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  4. papercut-ghosts reblogged this from samthedestitute and added:
    I’m in love with this idea and the timing couldn’t even be more perfect. Genius.
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    Too bad I’m not allowed to run anymore :(
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    I might have to try this out, never really thought of Ascension as an album to run to but with it laid out here I could...
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  15. woody112704 reblogged this from strength-from-a-lionheart and added:
    I was so disappointed with this album. I’d much rather try doing it to Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV. Their best album...
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    Saving this because Coheed and running is my perfect combination.
  19. sweetzachary said: yep! you’re a genius!
  20. strength-from-a-lionheart reblogged this from justiniawa and added:
    Not big on cardio but might try it.
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