My next few posts will obviously be about marathon preparation as I need to pack my bags and get mentally ready for 26.2 miles. To say I am excited to run the Disney Marathon next week would be an understatement. I feel ready for this race. And I ought to. This is the longest I have gone without running a marathon since my second marathon in 2009. I haven't run more than 21 miles since July when I ran my last marathon. I took the fall racing season off because of family issues that were mentally killing me during my races. Mentally, I am ready to run 26.2 miles now and physically, my legs are happy.
I love running with music. I have done races without music, but when choosing whether to run with or without my iPod, I will choose my iPod pretty much every time. I do keep the volume pretty low, especially at Disney because there is so much going on, but when the going gets tough at mile 21, I know I will want that music there.
Here is my current playlist that I am listening to...
I made this playlist back in October just before the Baystate Half Marathon. It is not quite two hours, as I like to make my playlist last only slightly longer than my goal time. If I am out there longer than my playlist, then I deserve to be listening to the same song again. As stated, this is under 2 hours currently. Unfortunately, I don't see myself breaking any world records for the marathon next week, so I need more music.
Please help me! You can see by my current music, I like Top 40 music and Glee music, but I am wide open for suggestions! My current pump me up song is I'm Shipping Up to Boston from the Dropkick Murphys and Lose Yourself by Eminem will get me moving as well.
What is on your playlist? Can you introduce me to something new that I will love?