Marathon Training 2016: Do Not Play Until Mile 20

Marathon training kicks off 2/29 and it’s time to build that ever important playlist.

I don’t listen to a ton of music when running. Not only for general safety & awareness of my surroundings, but back in 2012/2013 I nearly collided with a moose when running with earbuds in. So I save music for the second half of long runs, when I’m starting to feel tired and need that oomph.

Here’s what I have on my “do not play until mile 20” playlist:

Led Zeppelin (Immigrant Song)

Icona Pop (I Love It)

Cascada (Evacuate the Dancefloor)

And that’s it. It’s going to be a long 26.2 miles.

What are your recommendations? And can someone teach me how to use Spotify?

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4 thoughts on “Marathon Training 2016: Do Not Play Until Mile 20

  1. Lesley says:

    Straight from my phone to your blog! These are the best running songs, according to me. Get it, girl! So amazed by your awesomeness.

    Blink 182 “All The Small Things”
    Real McCoy “Another Night”
    Sweet “The Ballroom Blitz”
    Britney Spears “Bombastic Love”
    Trey Songz “Bottoms Up”
    Ashlee Simpson “Boyfriend”
    Britney Spears “Circus”
    The White Stripes “Conquest”
    Ricky Martin “The Cup of Life”
    Baby Bash “Cyclone”
    Britney Spears “Do Somethin”
    Rihanna “Please Don’t Stop the Music”
    The Darkness “Friday Night”
    Britney Spears “Gasoline”
    Lloyd “Get It Shawty”
    The Darkness “Get Your Hands Off of My Woman”
    Ra Ra Riot “Ghost Under Rocks”
    Britney Spears “Gimme More”
    Daniel Bedingfield “Gotta Get Thru This”
    Pat Benetar “Heartbreaker”
    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Home”
    Usher “Hot Tottie”
    The Darkness “I believe in a Thing Called Love”
    Panic! At the Disco “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
    Britney Spears “If You Seek Amy”
    Britney Spears “Kill the Lights”
    Chris Brown “Kiss Kiss”
    Ciara “Like a Boy”
    Sara Evans “A Little Bit Stronger”
    Eminem “No Love”
    LeAnn Rimes “Nothing Better to Do”
    Britney Spears “Oops I Did It Again”
    Jessica Simpson “Public Affair”
    Black Eyed Peas “Pump It”
    Jay Z “Run This Town”
    Rihanna “S&M”
    Miley Cyrus “See You Again”
    Justin Timberlake “SexyBack”
    Alien Ant Farm “Smooth Criminal”
    The Killers “Somebody Told Me”
    Britney Spears “Stronger”
    Britney Spears “Toxic”
    Sean Paul “When You Gonna Give It Up to Me”
    Britney Spears “Womanizer”
    Britney Spears “Work B*tch”
    Britney Spears “You Drive Me Crazy”
    Britney Spears “3”

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  2. Stephanie says:

    Years ago I shorted out one of my earbuds from sweat getting into it on a long training run. That turned out to be the happiest accident of all time for me, because I kept using it with only one earbud in waiting for the day when I would buy a new set. I never did buy a new set because I realized that running with only one earbud in is the safest thing in the world and years later now I wouldn’t even consider running with both earbuds in. Try it, you’ll see what I mean . . . you can crank the one side enough to enjoy the music, while the other side is never completely blocked out to the ambient sounds around you. You can hear cars around you, you can tell what’s going on around you in a race, you could stop and have a conversation with someone and never take the playing earbud out. Let the music play!!

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