Friday, October 30, 2009

Rain?! No, I Don't Want it to Rain! More Music Too

WCBS NY says: Sunday...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning. Chance of rain 30 percent.

The Weather Channel: Occasional showers possible. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 40s.

WNBC NY: High: 55 Low: 43
Few Showers
Few showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 40s.

OK, three forecasts that are the same. Note to self: Pack black plastic trash bags.

Update: I'm compiling a song list from your recommendations. I have to be honest...I grew up in the 70's, and don't like hip-hop or rap. I cannot lie and say I'll download your song(s) if they're that type of music. Therefore, please feel free to suggest alternate rock type songs. Examples are Viva la Vida by Coldplay and All Fired Up by Pat Benatar. I do like Gives You Hell by All American Rejects, I Gotta Feelin by the Black Eyed Peas, and some of the other songs you have recommended. Even Poker Face by Lady Gaga was good. To be honest, ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) was my favorite 70's band! Elton John, the Eagles, Allman Brothers band too. So anything similar that's from this era works for me.


Rachel Wasserman said...

I am new to racing and read in the race instructions that headphones are prohibited (at my race this weekend, not the ING NYC marathon) per USATF rules. It seems that the NYC marathon is using the same rules but says they are "strongly discouraged" -- is it alright to bring an ipod anyway?

Tara said...

Rick-Good luck this weekend!

How about Born to Run by Lynard Skynard? Back in Black by ACDC? Anything ACDC. I also love Poker Face by Lady GaGa too!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...


My Mom recommended "I feel the Earth Move under my Feet" when I ran my Marathon. That may work for your list..


Anais said...

Hmm... I shoudl probably give you a backup song then! How about Black Betty by... I don't know who! I'm sure you'll find it :) GOod luck!!!

Manderz said...

I just came across your blog and I wanted to wish you the best of luck on sunday! I grew up in Long Island City Queens (you will run over the pulaski bridge from greenpoint bklyn into LIC). My dad ran the NYC marathon for many years - It is such an amazing race and I hope to one day be apart of it myself!!! I cannot wait to read your race report.

Meg Runs said...

Darn, no rap. I get it. How about Poker Face by Lady Ga Ga? I still am pushing for James Taylor too. It's not fast but it's sentimental and puts me in a happy mood when I'm running! GOOD LUCK, can't believe it's right around the corner.

Lisa said...

Everytime you mentio ELO I think of the movie Xanadu with Olivia Newton John. Ha ha totally random I know but they were slightly before my time.

Sending NO RAIN vibes your way. Good luck and I will be thinking of you Sunday!

Cassie said...

Good luck this weekend! Just found your blog. Love your suggestions and race recaps. I am doing the Galloway method too for my first half in Disney in a couple months.

Kelly said...

I have no songs for you because I mostly like country and hip hop stuff, probably not your thing. But I do want to say GOOD LUCK!!!! I know it is going to go awesome and I am crossing my fingers NO rain for you guys! Can't wait to hear how it goes!