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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Running Update

Have I mentioned I am training for a 1/2 marathon? Dave and I both are. We are flying down to Florida on November 8; the 1/2 marathon is on the night of November 10 – which is my birthday! I chose this specific 1/2 for that very reason. It is at night, and it’s on my birthday. I’m not a morning person at all, and for the regular Disney World marathon I would have to be awake at 4AM! Well, I will probably still be awake at 4AM for this one, but I’d rather stay up then wake up!

I’ve been training via a program I edited from You can put in a recent time and distance you have completed and the date of your race and it will give you a training schedule. My schedule came out with times slower than I normally run, so I took a minute off of all of them. They are still slower than I normally run! For example, Tuesday’s run called for 4 miles at 14.38 minutes per mile. I ran 4.19 at 12.25 minutes per mile. Today’s run is a tempo run totaling 4 miles. The 2 middle miles are supposed to be run at 12.55 minutes per mile. On Sundays I am supposed to do long runs. They are the hardest part for me, and obviously the part I need to work on the most if I have any chance of completing 13.1 miles!
For my long runs, I want to add more music to my running play list. Here is what is on it right now:
  1. Rocketman - Daphne Rubin-Vega
  2. Forever - Chris Brown
  3. Dynamite - Taio Cruz
  4. Get Busy - Sean Paul
  5. Jessica – Ethnix
  6. Get Ready For This - Extreme Party Animals
  7. Everybody Everybody - Much Dance 90's
  8. Ice Ice Baby - Much Dance 90's
  9. Let's Talk About Sex  - Much Dance 90's
  10. Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Show
  11. Don’t Stop Believin’ - Extreme Party Animals
  12. Be My Baby - Extreme Party Animals
  13. Under the Sea  - A*Teens
  14. Boys of Summer - The Ataris
  15. One Week - Barenaked Ladies
  16. Rock and Roll All Night – Kiss
  17. Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
  18. My Sharona - The Knack
  19. Jimmy Jimmy – Madonna
  20. That Thing You Do! - The Wonders
  21. Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  22. Take on Me - A-ha
  23. Eye of The Tiger – Survivor
  24. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
  25. The Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga
  26. Life Is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
Any suggestions on what to add?


Tracy said...

I'm totally into Black Keys right now when running. I prefer rock to hip hop when running, though. And of course, my staple is Born to Run - you've got to add that!! Also - a few long songs in there (like Scenes From an Italian Restaurant or recently American Pie) help me zone out and get a good distance done without thinking about it. :) I also sometimes add one of my first songs (the first 4-5 are like my FAVE running songs and get me off to a good start) to near the end to pump me up again.

A recent fave for the middle for me is Kelly Clarkson's What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger. When it comes on I'm like, HECK YA! This won't kill me!

Awesome work training!! Once you start long runs and get to the 5, 6, 7 mile mark, you'll be so proud you'll want to keep adding and adding. At least that's how it worked for me a few years ago when I ran a 10 mile race. I was like "Oh, 6 miles, I did that. This week I'm doing 7 so there!"

Barbara Hiatt said...

You are officially my hero! Can't wait to hear all about your run! These are great songs too! I'm a new follower, stopping by to thank you for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop! Also inviting you to link up a post at our Keep Calm and Link Up party, it's LIVE right now!
Have a great weekend!
Barbara @ Chase the Star