Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rest and Relaxation

Today was an "off" day for marathon training. That is a good thing. I'm legs are sore so a day off was much needed. I was also reading in my Runner's World magazine that it is a good idea to take a day and try to stay off your feet. So that's what I've been doing today. Just a little cleaning around the apartment but mainly I've been hanging out on the couch watching movies and playing PS3. Today will give my legs a good rest before I punish them with a 14.3 mile run tomorrow. I'm excited about tomorrow - one step closer to my goal. I will need to get to 21 miles before the actual marathon. If I can run 21 then I can run 26!

Tonight I'm going to load up my ipod (in the event that I can't keep up with Pam I don't want to spend 3 hours in silence) with some tunes to keep me pumped during the run. I like to keep the songs I listen to upbeat, something I would dance to. Here's a list of some of my favorite running songs:

Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast
My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
Clothes Off - Gym Class Heroes
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Here It Goes Again - OK Go
S.O.S. - Rihanna
Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
Ring The Alarm - Beyonce
That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings
If I Never See Your Face Again (feat Rihanna) - Maroon 5

That's just a snippet of my running playlist. I tend to switch up the songs but almost always include the above songs.

To all the other runners/exercisers that are reading, what do you like to listen to when you workout? Let me know in the comment section!

1 comment:

Paul said...

I don't normally listen to music while running/riding but I do have my pre-workout music to get me in the mood. What I like to listen to varies with my mood but I also like upbeat. Lately that has been songs like:

Killing in the Name of - Rage Against The Machine
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Stop! - Jane's Addiction
Hive - 311