First off nothing beats the sound of nature when running. In Saipan, there is nothing as peaceful as running the trails through the wilderness and on the beaches. You are left with only your breath and your footsteps. Of course if you want a total new experience you need to run with the Hashers!! For the days when I need an extra kick to get out of bed, I run with my trusty Ipod.
I have set out to make the perfect 4-hour (alright five hour) running playlist. My playlist serves as one purpose: to distract! They need to take my mind off the marathon three minutes at a time otherwise I start to get tired.
I really do believe that the choice of your songs is important. You’d be surprised how a song can affect your pace. I tried running with a shuffled mix of songs but I found out very quickly that the order of the songs really does matter. I need structure! There must be order and it must make sense!
My #1 song on my play list right now to get me pumped up: Lose Yourself-Eminem
The other bands that follow are Staind, Incubus, Metallica, POD, Prodigy, Soundgarden, Beastie Boys, Anything electronica to keep my pace up. Hmmm, probably all bands you didn't expect that I listen to.
And then I have some pick me up songs by different artists to keep the run entertaining like Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, Lou Bega’s Mambo Number 5, Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Lepard, and songs from ABBA.
Curious. What songs are on your top playlist?