I don’t run with music. I think I’ve run three times in my entire running career with my ipod. I trained for both marathons and lots of halves with only my own thoughts and very occasionally a companion to entertain me.
I think that may have to change. Two of the five halves are run on approximately 1 mile loops. Yes, I have to run the same loop nearly 13 times for two different halves. I’m going to need to work on some mental strength in addition to my endurance.
Yesterday I mapped a one mile loop from my house and ran it three times. I plan to run one time a week where all of the miles are on that loop. Yes, I do believe my neighbors will think I’m crazy when I run the loop 10-13 times. I figure the homeless guy I pass will think he’s hallucinating.
Anyways, doing the same loop three times was, umm, boring. So, it looks like I need to start running with music. Since the only recent songs I know are “Call Me Maybe”and that Gangnam Style song (and I only know those because of the awesome parodies), if I’m going to be running to anything other than a bizarre combination of ABBA, Fugazi, and Toad the Wet Sprocket, I’ll need some help.
Anyone got a half marathon play list? Or at least some “must run to” songs?
Save me from myself, please!