Back in the Game- and Music!

My 10mile recovery run today was phenomenal. Felt great. Negative splits (even though it was recovery), went by way too fast. I attribute this to my recharged Garmin 405, my iPod shuffle, and my fresh legs. It only took two weeks after Ironman to get ’em back!!

Here’s my run data:
Details for 10mile Recovery Run

I do not condone running with an iPod. In fact, I am adamant about their removal from races, especially marathons, and I feel that they subject users to unsafe habits during road running. However, if used responsibly, they can be an incredibly useful tool in training runs. Today was a good example of this. I kept the volume low, and couldn’t even hear the music if a car was approaching. I also ran on low-traffic roads with wide shoulders- running against traffic as I always do.

Here’s the playlist that got me through the run as if it were only a few miles long (I swore my Garmin skipped miles 6-7):

Ain’t No Good- Cake
Universal Mind Control- Common
We Are Rockstars- Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Balloons- Foals
Run (I’m a Natural Disaster)- Gnarls Barkley
Swagger Like Us- Jay Z and TI
Since We Last Spoke- RJD2
The Heinrich Maneuver- Interpol
Wildcat- Ratatat
Les Artistes- Santigold
Split Needles- The Shins
M79- Vampire Weekend
You Got Your Cherry Bomb- Spoon
Toxic- A Static Lullaby
Live Your Life- TI
Wolf Like Me- TV on the Radio
PunkB*tch- 3Oh!3
I’m Not Your Boyfriend- 3Oh!3
Everything is Alright- Motion City Soundtrack
The Lonely End of the Rink- The Tragically Hip

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2 thoughts on “Back in the Game- and Music!

  1. I know, I agree about the ipods, HOWEVER, I did use one during my last long, long run and it really got me through the tough parts. Fun playlist!

  2. I CAN'T WAIT to check out every song on this playlist! In addition to the songs you already recommended (which ROCKED!), these three: You Got Your Cherry Bomb- SpoonM79- Vampire WeekendLive Your Life- TIare such constants on my playlist, I've been leaving them off — I've actually worn them out, like a good sweatshirt that has holes in the elbow (but that you know you'll wear again next season). Thanks for posting!

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