Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pump Up the Volume

Happy hump day all!  I kept thinking for some reason that today was Thursday…no such luck.  Oh well.  At least it’s not Monday Smile

Today was my last longer tempo workout before the big race next weekend (I can’t believe it’s only 10 days out!)  so we went for a nice little 8 mile run.  Now, it’s supposed to be 60 tomorrow, and it was less than stellar out today, but I channeled my inner Eric Malone (fellow tri dude who only runs in snowstorms, evidently…never sign up for a race with this guy, lol) and trucked on. 

Even though the wind was not in my favor, I managed a nice easy run at a decent tempo pace, which makes me feel pretty good about next weekend.  Now if I can only manage the nutrition, rest and sleep piece in the next 10 days, we’ll be good to go.  I CAN DO THIS!!

The Workout
Distance: 8.06 miles
Time: 1:08:52
Pace: 8:32/mile

Fan-freaking-tastic.  The best part is that for the most part, I didn’t feel like I was working that hard, which makes me feel pumped for the National Marathon!

As I ran along, I kept getting Eminem’s “8 mile Run” stuck in my head (yes, I’m original, I know).  Eminem freaking rocks for running, because it amps me up and makes me feel like a bad a$$ runner.  Check out the song I’m loving on right now (yes, the video only adds to it!)

Eminem: Till I collapse Ironman tribute

seriously, chills.  And I did that Smile with tongue out  I CAN’T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!!

Anyways, with ten days left till race day, I’m in the process of working on a kick butt playlist to amp me up.  My mp3 player can do a repeating loop, but I’m trying to find at least 30 songs for some variety!  Here’s what I got so far:

1.  Eminem: Till I collapse
2.  Eminem:  Hallie’s song
3.  B.OB.:  Magic
4.  Basement Jaxx:  Where’s Your Head At
5.  David Guetta:  Sexy B*tch
6.  3OH3:  My First Kiss
7.  Basement Jaxx:  Scars
8.  Prodigy:  Firestarter
9.  Lil John:  Outta Your Mind
10. Rihanna:  S&M
11. Mathew Wilder:  Break My Stride
12.  Yolanda B Cool and the D Cups:  We no speak Americano
13.  Flashdance Soundtrack:  Maniac
14.  Ting Yang Twins:  Bad
15.  Black Eyed Peas:  Get it Started
16.  ESPN Jock Jam megamix
17.  Chris Brown:  I can transform ya
18.  Black Sheep” Engine #9 
19.  Rob D:  Clubbed 2 death
20.  Billy Joel:  Uptown girl

So, I’m a little short (and yes, I know, have questionable awesome taste)  I need YOUR help!  What song pumps you up to take on the world?  Please leave some comment lovin’ so I can build a rockin’ playlist!!  Thank you Smile


  1. Blow, by Keisha ( self explainatory)
    Lose yourself ( Eminem) amazing to get yourself pumped
    the Rocky Theme song, nothing better to play when your just about to finish a tempo run or race
    Uprising-The Muse- 5 minutes of pure adrenalin

    Good luck, have a great race.

  2. I can totally contribute to this list but not until I get home and can access the playlist on my ipod shuffle!

  3. My secret weapon:

    It's got good energy and there's something about the beat that is extremely conducive to running.

  4. Middle of the Road (Pretenders) Oh yes!!

  5. I've got one that may be too quick though... Pendulum - Streamline ;)