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Friday, February 13, 2009

Speedwork Playlist


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Kristen (who, by the way, has the most awesome blog title ever) asked to see the playlist that powered me through my speedwork on Wednesday evening. And since when my readers ask I like to deliver, here it is. Some of them may seem like odd choices for running music, but I find they get me in the mood.

Warm-Up:

Come What May - Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
Into the Ocean - Blue October
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

First Speed Mile:

Thnks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
U + Ur Hand - Pink

Half-mile recovery jog:

In My Memory - DJ Tiesto (I ended up skipping most of this because I didn't realize how quickly I would be done with the first speed mile when I put the playlist together. Hence, most of this recovery jog was done to U + Ur Hand.)

Second Speed Mile:

Misery Business - Paramore
The Pretender - Foo Fighters
Make Your Mama Proud - Fastball

Half-mile recovery jog:

Easy Lover - Phil Collins

Third Speed Mile:

Shake It - Metro Station
Crush Crush Crush - Paramore
See You Again - Miley Cyrus

Half-mile recovery jog and cool down:

Vogue - Madonna
If I Am - Nine Days
This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Fake It - Seether

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Last night at Pilates I felt very weak. And afterward I felt sort of light-headed and brain-dead. I thought about skipping my 30 minutes on the elliptical, but since I had already skipped both Pilates and cardio on Tuesday I felt bad about skipping the elliptical again. So, I got on. I ended up feeling better after getting it done than I did before I started. I'm not sure if the weakness and light-headedness was from skipping a workout this week or from working so hard at the speedwork the night before.

I have an 8 mile run scheduled for this weekend. I'm still trying to figure out when I'm going to get it in. I'll probably end up doing it Sunday sometime. Hopefully I can squeeze it in outside and not be stuck on the treadmill.

3 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow - go girl. Just found your blog...and am tremendously envious that running has found you. I found running a few years back, but it never, ever felt natural, never loved me back, and it frustrated me to no end that I could never increase my speed. It was always a very painful love affair, though it ate up calories like you wouldn't believe and kept me skinny. :-)

Holly said...

I love the idea of making a mix to match the run! Very awesome! Of course, I have a shuffle for when I run so that won't work. I'm downloading a few of these songs that I didn't have! Woo.

Bayjb said...

Those are really great songs for your run. I totally agree about Fall Out Boy too. That and Kanye's Stronger is perfect, especially for the elliptical (for off running days). I'll definitely keep you in mind for future Chicago blogger events! Send me your e-mail address. I'd love to meet more bloggers in the city too.

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