Running and music just go together. ?Pre-race, post race, and for many of us DURING the race we are pumped up by listening to our tunes.
Tuesdays on the Run this week: ?tell us about your playlist.
Do you create new ones for each distance? Do you use a standard for every run? ?Shuffle or straight play? ?Maybe you have a Spotify station that’s your jam? ?Tell us all about it!
Moving With Music
Like most runners I know, I love a good distraction. ?I wish I could zone out and just GO like some of my friends, but that is not in my wheelhouse.
I need Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, and Eminem to accompany me on my runs.
What? ?Doesn’t everyone have these three totally similar artists on their playlist? ?Ha!
I have one playlist, and I use it for every run on shuffle.
It’s a bit messed up and crazy, but it seems to work for my slightly ADD mentality. ?I need to switch things up regularly to stay distracted from the suck.
I have things from Disney movies (I’ll Make a Man Out of You, Almost There, Let It Go- yes, oh yes, it’s on there!) and some Kid Rock. ? But overall my playlist leans toward Top 40 music.
This weekend I ran the Avengers Half Marathon and tried something new.
DJ Elliott, a Cast Member at Walt Disney World, posted an Avengers themed playlist available for FREE download.
You can check it out here.
He even included some interval options for those that like to run 30/30.
I’m not a huge DJ type music person, but I downloaded it and thought I’d give it a try. ?You never know when something will click for you. ?This one clicked big time.
I LOVED it! ?So much fun and it was seamless in the transitions between songs. ?Everything flowed well, and it gave me something new to look forward to out on the course.
There’re a lot of heroes themed songs in here, and that felt right for this race. ?But I think it’s a music set that I could use for other races and training runs, and I plan to do so!
I’d love to get technical and sync up my cadence to my music, but, that’s not my style.
Though I wouldn’t mind if Ryan helped me out!
What’s on your playlist? ?Or do you prefer to run without music?
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)