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Thursday, August 9, 2012


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 runnersworld.com. 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?