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The Prelude Implicit Kansas’ Latest Album Powers My First Run as a 65 year-old!

Another Attempt to Start Running Again with a Soundtrack from Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

So I had babysitting duties today with my granddaughter Zoe. Missy had to go to work earlier than usual so I had to be there by 7:30. The good thing about that was Missy got home a little after 3, which meant that I would be home by 3:30 or so and that meant there would be time to run today.

I haven’t run since I don’t know when, I just can’t seem to get motived to find the time. But Saturday I turned 65 and my wife asked if I needed new running shoes or was I not going to run anymore? Of course I am going to run again, I responded, probably a little unconvincingly.Anyway, this afternoon was a perfect time to start again, or at least make an attempt to start again. I have done that several times this year! But it does look like I will only have to babysit Zoe again on Wednesday this week. So I should be off on Friday to run again.

The Run

Anyway, I did get myself out that door and on the road about an hour after I got home. My plan was to run about 2 miles, which I figured would take a little over 22 minutes or so. I of course started a little too fast over the first 1/4 mile and had to slow way down. I completed the  first mile in 11:14. Rather than just turn around and make it a 2 mile run, I decided to go a little farther.before I headed back.

I made it back home all be it rather slowly. The average pace for the second mile was 12:05.  With that bit that I ran beyond the first mile added about .32 miles to the run. I covered that last .32 miles with an average speedy pace of 12:28. The total run was 2.32 miles which was covered at an average pace of 11:46. which actually wasn’t all that bad! Now comes that hard part making sure that I do it again on Thursday or Friday!!

The Soundtrack – The Prelude Implicit – Kansas

The soundtrack of the run was the latest album from a band that started out in the 1970s Kansas. Now I will admit I don’t know that much about Kansas beyond “Dust in the Wind” and :”Carry on Wayward Son” During the 40 plus years of the band’s existence the band has

….produced eight gold albums, three multi-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, The Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling single, “Dust in the Wind”. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” was the second-most-played track on US classic rock radio in 1995 and No. 1 in 1997. Read More at Wikipedia

About the Prelude Implicit

The Prelude Implicit  was the soundtrack for my run. It is Kansas’ fifteenth studio album. and is a wide-ranging progressive rock album released on InsideOut Music. Yes in addition to being one of the most recognized Classic Rock bands they are also recognized as a fine Progressive Rock band. They are considered Symphonic Prog. You can check out their page at ProgArchives here. The Prelude Implicit is the band’s first release in 16 years! Here’s what Kansas says about the album on their website.

The Prelude Implicit features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is evident throughout the album. It showcases Ronnie Platt’s soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale‘s blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi’s rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion’s B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart’s thundering drums, and Billy Greer’s driving bass and vocals.

The Current Band Line-up

Kansas is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi and original guitarist Richard Williams,

Final Thoughts on the The Prelude Implicit

As is typical most of my attention during the run was focused on just surviving the run, so somewhere along the run I lost track of the music. What kept me coming back to the music was David Ragsdale’s violin. It seems like the violin is at the center of almost all of the tracks.

I also liked the vocals throughout the album. “Refugee” was the one song that really caught my attention.I know I want to listen to it again!. Overall, I really liked the album and look forward to checking it out when I am not huffing and puffing!! /So Check It Out!

Here;s “The Voyage of Eight Eighteen” from The Prelude Implicit