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Merge 25K Training Report: Keith Artin, General Manager

Merge 25K Training Report: Keith Artin, General Manager

A few of our staffers are taking part in the Merge 25K race on March 22 and will be sharing their training stories. If you want to share yours, please email m25k@mergerecords.comRegister now and get $10 off with code MERGENEWYEAR!

From Keith:
A few weeks into training, and things are going well so far. Four runs per week, with the weekend run getting longer each week. Got outside for a 5-mile run while visiting family in Delaware last weekend. Cold but not freezing, it felt great. The killer hill in the first mile was easy to tackle knowing I'd have a downhill finish - I know a point-to-point race offers no promises like this, but I'll take the predictability of an out-and-back run, especially early in my training.

Merge artists, old and new, joined me for the run; Mikal Cronin, Divine Fits, Superchunk, Lambchop, and Crooked Fingers have been in heavy rotation lately, although planning to mix it up soon. One musical observation: the heavier songs on Superchunk's Here's to Shutting Up make a great addition to a running mix (try "Art Class", "Out on the Wing", or "Rainy Streets"). Trust me.