Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Music to My Ears

OK Ladies - I need some help!  Music Help!  The half-marathon is 11 days away (insert total freak out by me) and I am in need of a new play list for my I-POD.  I like lots of different types of music - currently on my I-POD I have country, pop, rock, classic rock, Christian, you name it.  Some of the artists currently on my play list are Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, DMB, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Black Eyed Peas, Jack Johnson ... wide assortment.

So here's where you come in - I am not a music buff by any means ... basically I have had the same play list for a LONG time ... can you give me the names of some up tempo - good music that I can run to?  One note - I do not like Techno music and prefer longer songs (I tend to count songs as I run - so if it lasts longer I feel like I am running faster - dumb I know but it works for me).  Anyway any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I would like to give Mr. ESPN a list and have him download them for me this weekend (yes he is my Play List Man!).

As far as the actual training part of the half-marathon - I successfully completed a 12 mile run on Christmas Eve and proceeded to slack off the following week (I can't even begin to tell you how bad my a - - hurt afterwards)!  I have been running twice this week (4 and 5 miles) and hope to run a 10 miler this weekend as my final pre-race long run.  Is it bad that I am really looking forward to the post race Beer Garden?? 


Dee Stephens said...

Girl! You are braver than me! I couldn't do it.
As far as music what about some of Eminem's new stuff?
Also, Pink is always good and I love Gwen Stefani!

Sara said...

11 days!!! Wowsers!! You'll do great though. Especially since you've already done several long runs. When I run (you know...back in 2007!), I have to run to really upbeat music. My suggestions:

How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20 - this song gets stuck in my head all the time and I'd imagine it would be a good running song.

Stronger - Kanye

Anything by Lady Gaga, Guns n' Roses, Gwen Stefani, The Killers, etc...

Good luck!!!

The Lenzers said...

you are freaking amazing woman!!!! Don't ask me about music....i'm old school and don't even know what's new anymore. you have to have eye of the tiger-rocky can always get me running! can you sing really loud while you run? think anyone else would hear you? and we will see each other this year....right?

AZCottrell said...

Matt has a playlist he made for when he does spin cycling- I'll tell him to email it to you - I know they are upbeat things he times his climbs and sprints to - so it might fit well.

Two I love to work out to are Pink and Black Eyed Peas. Specifically, So What - Pink, Raise your Glass - Pink, Boom Boom Pow - BEP, Fergalicious, Let's get it Started.

FROGGITY! said...

my fave running music:

-black eyed peas & fergie
-led zeppelin (the ocean- great song)
-white lion (specifically the song 'little fighter', gets me pumped up just thinking about it...)
-the song boogie woogie bugle boy (bette midler... i am a total crackhead, i know)
-donovan frankenreiter is also good if you like jack johnson. :)
-foo fighters (esp. everlong)
-en vogue (free your mind)

hope this helps!!! good luck, that is SO awesome!!

Momma to the A's said...

Coco should be your go to girl here! I am awful with new (adult) music ... kids music ... I gottcha covered! Good luck! I hope you get lots of great songs to download.

Good luck with the marathon! I am impressed you doing on so quickly after the holidays. Go get 'em! You are much braver than I am ... that's for sure! I am not a runner ... unless something is chasing me!


starnes family said...

This is so cool. Beer garden......shoot for it!

Coco said...

Seriously, you are awesome!! SO great you are doing it.

I have found downloading books onto my ipod makes my runs so much fun.