Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday's Run, and New Tunes Please!

Temperature: 50 degrees; Linear Trail: Splits 9:09; 9:33; 9:28; 9:26; 45:01 total for 4.76 miles; 9:27 per mile pace.

Day 2 of the official start of my NY City Marathon training. As I've said in earlier posts, I applied to run the NY City Marathon on November 1st. I'll find out in a month whether or not I get to run it. If not, definitely next year, since I've applied the past 3 years, and get automatic entry after 3 rejections. I could make a joke about that, but I won't! (Think about it).
Rainy, "blah" kind of a day. It felt weird running a certain time, instead of a distance. But, by following Jeff Galloway's training plan, I was scheduled to run 40-50 minutes. So, 45 minutes of a run a mile and walk a minute ended up being 4.76 miles.
I need everyone's help. I'm bored with my 70's tunes. I want and need to listen to more "modern" music. Music that will make me feel more "with it" instead of being stuck in a time warp. Music that will help remind me of how all of you motivate me. Please post a maximum of 3 of your favorite songs to listen to while you run or workout. I promise I will download them into my mp3 player (someday I'll buy an ipod). This way I have the best of both worlds as they say. I'll have new motivational running music, and I'll have songs to remind me of everyone as I run. Thanks in advance. By the way, my apologies for not commenting on your blogs recently. My son has been sick. I am reading them however. Keep up the good work everyone, and PLEASE send me your tunes!! P.S. Hi Hillery!!


Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Hey Rick,

Yay to your training - well done!

3 modern songs:
Firestarter - TheProdigy
Bones of You - Elbow (more a warm down, but great for mid run)
Human - The Killers

Can't wait to read everyone elses to get some newbies!

Melanie said...

check out Brian's post/blog. He's heading out today to the Great Wall of China Marathon, and had a blog contest to get the ultimate running playlist, he has some great suggestions!

Anais said...

I hope your son gets better! I'll be thinking of you two! *hugs*

Here are the 3 songs that get me going right now (I hope they'll be to your taste...):
- Poker Face - Lady Gaga
- Dirty, Beautiful, Rich - Lady Gaga
- and for something different: Right Round, Flo Rida ft someone I can't remember.

Hope you enjoy them!!!
(and for everyone else: the whole Lady Gaga album is great for workouts!)

Anonymous said...

Here are some songs I like:

Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Gives You Hell - All-American Rejects
Shut Up and Let Me Go - The Ting Tings

Hope you find some great tunes! Would you consider doing a post recapping the suggestions?

Rookie on the Run said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how this Galloway program goes. I haven't started my Galloway program yet.

Songs that I like to run with:

Dani California- The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Upside Down- Jack Johnson and Money Mark

Outrageous- Paul Simon

Irish Cream said...

Oh gosh--I hope your son feels better soon!

As for tunes, here are 3 of my current faves:

List of Demands - Saul Williams
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Untouched - The Veronicas

Enjoy! :)

lindsay said...

i thought i was starting nyc training early (in about 2 weeks) but you beat me :) i hope you get in!! that would be awesome to see you there.

i don't have a ipod either. mp3 players work just as well in my opinion! except for mine, because i broke it. haha.

so, i don't listen to music while i run but these songs pump me up:

kevin rudolph - welcome to the world
katie perry - waking up in vegas
white tie affair - candle (sick and tired)

hope your son is feeling much better! sending tons of get well soon wishes.

Lisa said...

How about some classic 80's (Journey, Foreigner, INXS etc.)?

As far as some modern stuff, here are three songs:
"The Bomb" by Bitter:Sweet
"Chelsea Dagger" by the Fratellis

and for a nice change of pace late in a long run:
"O Fortuna" by Karl Orff in Carmina Burana.

You might look at some of the Nike Mixes. They have good interval workouts. You get the coached workout AND all the songs. My favorite is Lance Armstrong's.