This week’s Take It and Run Thursday is all about podcasts and music. I have never done the podcast thing, so music it is. I love music and rarely manage a run without it (just not that in love with running, I guess). I have learned to run without my Nike + iPod when I’m attempting to just run without any thought for goals, but the music is still there.
In honor of the music, below are some of my favorites from the marathon training days. Enjoy! I chose to only list songs that I could offer for downloading (not protected songs), but I would feel awful if I failed to mention my all time, number one (at least for the St. George Marathon of 2007) training song, Sexy Back by JT. I love that song!
My number two is listed below. Be the first one to guess it in the comments (you only get one guess) and I will send you my latest running mix! And, because I love giveaways, leave a comment between now and next Thursday, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a running mix, as well. Winners will be announced in next weeks installment of Take It and Run Thursday. (Even if you’re not a one for running, you might still enjoy listening to the mix blasting in your car.)
- Knock ‘Em Out – Lily Allen
- Find a New Way – Young Love
- Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) – Mika
- Summer Love 4:15 Justin Timberlake
- Suga Suga 3:42 Baby Bash
- Workout Plan 2:52 Kayne West
- My Love (Feat. T.I.) 4:36 Justin Timberlake
- Big girls don’t cry 4:28 Fergie
- LoveStoned 7:24 Justin Timberlake
- In Too Deep 3:29 Sum 41
- Clothes Off 3:55 Gym Class Heroes
- S.O.S. – Rihanna
- Glamorous – Fergie feat. Ludacris
- Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
- Get Over It – OK Go
- Leave (Get Out) – JoJo
And here is a a little paragraph from an old post on how I incorporated music into my marathon training.
The next thing; I incorporated walk breaks. When doing long runs, especially for the novice runner like myself, there are several different schools of thought, but one tip that seems to be pretty common is to take walk breaks every so many minutes. Well, I didn’t want to look at my iPod (my only source of time) at all for all of the previously mentioned reasons, so I decided, rather than timing my breaks, I would just walk every fifth song (four minutes walking for every 16 running).
The “walk break to music” plan worked brilliantly. I will never do it any other way. As I continued to do it, I figured out what worked for me. I love running because it is really about what works for each one of us.
P.S. For those of you worried about me after my day yesterday, let me just say that I am doing much better today. Amazing what a few hours and a great conversation will do to ease the stresses of life!