Join me as I travel around the country to fulfill my goal of running a marathon or half marathon in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Marathon Playlist

Holy cow. Finding 5 hours of good running jams is harder than one would think. I also might have just spent an entire paycheck on music. You're welcome itunes.

I'm not going to post the entire playlist, because that seems a tad ridiculous and I'm pretty sure no on would get to the bottom of this post without falling asleep on their keyboard. So here are some highlights:

Pre-race I'll have to ask myself "How Far Do You Wanna Go?" by Gloriana

At the start line the race director will have to "Tell Me When to Go" by E-40.

I'm running with my best friend who is a little faster than me so at some point I'll have to jam to "Hit the Ground Running After You" by Keith Urban.

When we get to the hills I'm gonna bust out "Aint No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye.

On the outskirts of Nashville I'm going to need to hear "Country Roads" by Ryan Bingham.

If the sun gets hot I'll play "Gonna Make You Sweat" by C+C Music Factory.

When (I mean if) my bad hip starts hurting I'll play "F**k You" by Cee-lo Green.

And finally, I am ONLY allowed to play this after I have crossed the finish line: "Walk it Out" by Unk.

For all the time in-between here are just a few of my favorites:

1. Raining Men - Rihanna
2. Tootsie Roll - 69 Boyz
3. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira
4. Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
5. Shawty Get Loose - Lil Mama
6. Up Up and Away - Kid Cudi
7. Rompe - Daddy Yankee
8. Firework - Katy Perry
9. Songs Like This - Carrie Underwood
10. The Anthem - Pit Bull
11. Raise Your Glass - P!nk
12. We R Who We R - Ke$ha
13. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland
14. Right Round - Flo Rida
15. No Hands - Waka Flaka Flame

Do you listen to music during races? (I'm going to try and put my ipod away for the last mile so that I can get some good pictures at the finish line and so that I can really absorb the reality that I am finishing a marthon)

What is your #1 favorite song to run to?

If you want the whole playlist just e-mail and I'll be happy to send it your way! It's a good mix of hip-hop, pop, and country.


Pam said...

"F**k you" is my FAVORITE! It definitely got me through the hardest part of my first marathon. I just kept hitting repeat over and over. I hope I wasn't singing out loud :)

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I don't listen to music when I run (am I weird?) but I do love all those songs and play them when I'm strength training!

Eleanor said...

Sam - are you running the Nashville 1/2 next weekend? I am --- I just thought I would check. Hope you are doing well!

theAlmostRunner said...

These are the best songs of all time. You have fantastic music taste. : )

Danielle said...

I dont really listen to music anymore when I run, but I agree with Stephanie. AWESOME playlist!!!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

i haaave to have music on runs. but i just always listen to my usual stuff on shuffle. i wanna make a marathon playlist now! did you just think of the songs on your own or have any inspiration for playlist picks to be motivating?

Jenn @ A Runner's Road said...

HAVE to run to music....I get bored really easily! Fav song to get me going is "Run" by Gnarles Barkley. Close runner up: Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons.

Richelle said...

"Touch Peel and Stand" by Days of the New is my fave

Jen said...

Love it when people post their playlists! I love listening to music while running and it gets old after a while. I love Stuck like Glue and Raise your Glass!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i agree about the food at work!! I started making a decision that I would only eat the thigns that I really loved. I mean some of that crap I just didn't even like and found myself eating it!

still love firework!!

Teamarcia said...

Great playlist!
I race with music usually but not for marathons. Go figure.
My all time fave is Fat Boy Slim, Right Here Right Now

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

HI Sam! thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you took time to click back and read my latest adventure, aka my first 50 miler. The Bull Run Run. (Are you in DC? Not too far from you then.) Maybe it will help you feel as though your 26.2 in 9 days is even more achieveable after reading it?!

Im off to catch up on your training.

Run strong! Smile big! Breath deep!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

For my one and only mary i turned on my i-pizzle at mile 19 I think?? It was Portland so the crowds kept me entrtained!!

For shorter races I don't listen to music! Keep us posted on yur tuneage Sam!

Cory Reese said...

I'd recommend rocking out to some Kenny G, Michael Bolton, or Celine Dion.

Wait. Maybe not.

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I'm not sure I could even come up with five hours of running music. At that length, I'd probably pull out an audiobook; ok, a few.

Best of luck!

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