Sunday, March 22, 2015

A plan and a playlist

It's official... I have a plan for my next half marathon and a racing schedule at least through July!! I start on my plan today! It is the first time I have had a plan written for me and the first time I will actually be following a plan,  I can already see the plan is going to push me and I like it.

One of my races is written into the plan and another fits great where there is a very fast paced tempo run scheduled and I really wanted a race in April so I am going to fit it in.


I also wanted to share the 6 newest songs on my racing playlist.

Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
I'll Fly Away by Flatfoot 56  this is one that I had to listen to a couple times before it really grew on me, but now is in my head all the time!  Fun and fast paced.  I am thinking I will be looking for more music by Flatfoot 56 soon.

Sugar by Maroon 5  because what runner doesn't like some sugar!  This helped keep me moving during my Run to the Pub Half for sure.
Something I Need by One Republic  just a great song to run to.
Marchin On by One Republic  another great running song.. right, right, left, right, left.
I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons

I had put out a plea for running playlist songs on Instagram and I am pretty sure I got all of these from that plea,  A lot of people suggested Uptown Funk... but no matter how many times I listened to it I couldn't imagine wanting to run to it.  It annoys me on some level.  Other suggestions I that didn't make it included Eminem, Linkin Park bleed it out, and Psycosocial  by Slipknot.   Slipknot it just not my thing.. or Eminem for that matter to hardcore or something.  Four Five seconds by Rihanna also just didn't speak to me.  Eh,

The fun part about the plea was how diverse the suggestions were and listening to music I never would have without the suggestions even if I didn't like the music.

Are any of these on your playlist?  Do you love any of the ones I don't?


  1. Ooh I love Sugar by Maroon 5! Good choice! So, you talked about the songs you picked, but what races are you planning on doing??

  2. I only listen to music when I'm lifting at the gym, but 2 of my favorites lately have been Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson and Fight Song by Rachel Platten.

  3. I love Maroon 5 - anything by Maroon 5 is great with me. Fun to have a plan! Can't wait to see how it unfolds.

  4. Yay I love plans! None of those are on my playlist as I am living in the past. I can't remember the last time I added music to my itunes! :-)

  5. Love those songs! I suggest "I Just Wanna Run" by Downtown Fiction and "Walk" by the Foo Fighters. Walk REALLY gets me moving! If I go out for a run, you can BET that that's in my first three songs.


  6. OH, I really love Four Five Seconds by Rhianna & Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, they would get me motivated! Besides Sugar by Maroon 5, I don't really know the other songs.

  7. I'm looking forward to see how you like following a plan put together by someone else. I bet you will knock the socks off of your half with a different type of training :)

    I am not familiar with any of those songs currently. I'll have to check them out and see if they would help give me a little extra pep in my step for my next race :)

  8. Yay for the plan. Hopefully it's going okay so far! Right now I'm a fan of Geronimo by Sheppard.


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