Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Proper Music

Thinking about my first 5k, my attention was turned to music. I have a playlist to which I run called the Ultimate Workout Mix. I have over 100 songs in there and its basically a best-of from my music collection. The stuff that makes me move. For a 5K however, 100+ songs is bit of overkill so I thought I'd condense it to about 45 minutes of music. For one, I thought it would be great to narrow it down to the songs that are really moving me right now. Also, I thought it would be a great way to keep pace during the race. The final playlist is 46.3 minutes. If I run out of music during the race... well, I'll think about how to express my shame on this blog when I have to. Right now, the objective is clear.

Here is the final playlist. Two things: 1) I'm a metal guy. If you don't know who some of these bands are, think metal. 2) This is not a list of my favorite songs. They are just the songs that are motivating me to run right now. They tend to change.

Sabotage - The Beastie Boys
Breed to Breathe - Napalm Death
Fuel - Metallica
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (Having this song on your running playlist should be a law!)
The Heretic Anthem - Slipknot
Going the Distance - Bill Conti (Also from the Rocky soundtrack)
Wolverine Blues - Entombed
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden 
'Till I Collapse - Eminem featuring Nate Dog
Not Listening - Papa Roach
Move Along - The All-American Rejects
Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Hopefully, somewhere in the middle of not stopping to believe, I will cross the finish line. It is recommended to focus on finishing during your first race, not some finishing time. However, I think I have trained well enough to run this race comfortably within that time frame without over-doing it.

1 comment:

  1. LOL Some of the titles seem so very appropriate. Here's the first 45 minutes or so of my running playlist (which is actually a 3 hour list i usually put on shuffle):
    -Metropolis Pt. 1 - Dream Theater
    -Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (it's true! damn you Rocky!)
    -Hammerhead - The Offspring
    -The Extremist - Joe Satriani
    -Burn in hell - Twisted Sister
    -Forsaken - Dream Theater
    -Getting away with murder - Papa Roach
    -Son of Man - Phil Collins
    -Breath - Breaking Benjamin
    -Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani