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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MBE: Music

It's been a little crazy for me lately.  I've had to work overtime quite a bit over the last week or so, including putting in a 13 hour day on Saturday.  I have a backlog of things to blog about, and it's all coming, just stay tuned!

This is Monday Brain Exchange, which is sponsored by Jill!

This Weeks Topic: Music Montage
This Weeks Question: If you had a soundtrack for your training and racing, what songs would appear on it?

As a general rule, I don't really listen to my iPod while running unless I am on the treadmill.  However, I do have some songs that I use to get excited about races.  These seem to vary from year to year, and the list looks something like this:

2005, my first year running: "Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band
2006, my first marathon season: "Under Pressure" by Queen, or the remake by The Used
2007 (Marine Corps & Disney): "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
2008 (Baltimore Half): I can't think that I had one for this year, maybe that's why the Baltimore Half was such a crappy race for me... Hm.
2009 (Disney / Philly Distance Run): "I Got a Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas and "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
2010 (Philly Half): Again, kind of nothing.  Maybe I don't get as pumped about half marathons.
2011: So far, it's been "Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2

I don't think there's any rhyme or reason to why I pick what I pick.  Clearly, Take the Money and Run and Born to Run were more about the fact that the songs contain the word "Run."  I've also been known to visualize races to songs like "Ready to Run" by the Dixie Chicks and "Run to You"  by Bryan Adams.  Not very creative, I know.  The Coldplay song came from watching this video.  The Black Eyed Peas is because the very first time I ever heard the song, I realized it would be a great race day song.   The U2 song...  I don't know, I randomly put it onto a CD the other day and it got me thinking about New York.

So, while I don't have playlists of running music, per se, I do have theme songs for each year.  And they seem to typically be older songs.  Oh well, that's just me.

1 comment:

marathonmaiden said...

ready to run was on my pre-boston mix last year. good one :)

i rarely listen to music when i'm out running but i tend to listen to it to get me pumped to go running

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