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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Music for Firefly

Happy Hump Day!! Well, now that I have decided to go down to the half-marathon, I need to some good music to listen to while I complete it. I know that there will bands along with the half-marathon route, but not EVERYONE. Thank GOD for my iPod to get me through those quiet areas that would require additional inspiration. On top of the t-shirt I created to inspire me when I arrive in Phoenix, I would like to have the music I listen to during the entire race to do the same thing - inspire me. In order to complete the 13.1 miles at 10:00/mile pace or faster, I need about 36 songs - about 3 songs per mile. The music needs to inspiring to keep me moving through the course. Each of you can contribute one, two, or even three songs, which I would play together and know that you are cheering me on during the race. After I get enough songs, I will either check to see if they are one that I have already or I would download them from iTunes. I may even burn the songs onto a CD if anyone's interested too. I will post the list of songs in order by mile right before I head out to Phoenix. I look forward to carry all of you during the race in spirit. The race is getting closer and closer. The new year is almost here as well. I hope this race will be a good start for the new year. I have a few things will be changing in my life during the new year. I hope that this is one of those things. Today was a good cross-training. Legs are still a little bit dead still from Saturday's run. I did turn down the intensity and resistance a bit. I will try to get a nice 3 mile recovery run tomorrow on the treadmill or just rest the legs if needed. Today's work-out 35 minutes- Elliptical machine 3.49 miles 379 calories burned 10:01/mile - still slightly slow...ugh!

7 comments:

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Nice post today.  Love the animated GIF's!

I know we've already talked about what song you will play for me on your race, but I'm going to recommend a few others--not for the race itself, but for before the starting gun.

Night Before:  "Rue the Day" by The Walkmen

Walk to Start Area:  "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkely

Warmup:  "Thirteen" by Johnny Cash

I've uploaded these titles to my website and you'll find them at http://pugpaw.com/Josh/temp/mp3

Hopefully these songs will get you prepared for the big event.

Good luck!!!

Angie said...

Modest Mouse: Float On

Veruca Salt: Shimmer Like a Girl

Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine

Marty said...

I train with music, but race without. I like to experience the race. The grunts, the pain, the curses,( mostly mine) the conversations you have with fellow runners : ) Ahhh memories! You don't get that with head phones on. But hey, who is I : ) Good luck at your race! You will Rock!

Marty

Neese said...

neat idea!
in the spirit of your first photo put me down for Pussycat Dolls: Doncha

Kristi said...

I love Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) and When the Going Gets Tough (Billy Ocean). Anytime I'm feeling like I can't keep going those two songs always do the trick for me.

Lana said...

During the later miles:
"Right Now" by Van Halen

Kurt said...

For me listen to Stranglehold (live is best version) by Ted Nuggent.