I take marathon playlists very seriously. I start thinking about them basically when I start training for my race. I try not to listen to those songs too much, but I’m also someone who loves to listen to a song on repeat until I get sick of it (and I then proceed to hate it for a few years). There are always a few songs that always make my race day playlist and then some new / new-to-me old ones.
I generally try to not listen to music during the first half of a race and will then put my pump-up jams in the second half (or I’ll listen to a podcast for the first half to keep my pace easy). I don’t listen to music too much during my training runs, except when I want to ‘pick it up’ and then find that music really helps!
SO, here’s a sneak-peak at my marathon day playlist.
I saw this recently. 100% taper mode right now. Ha.
My birthday was also SO great. Thank you for all the birthday wishes. One of the best parts was having dinner cooked for me by Alex. Steak & Sweet Potato & Broccoli. YUM.
Also THIS as my birthday cake. Incredible. Peanut Butter fluffyness and chocolate top layer.
Zero regrets with dessert —> training vs non-training nutrition doesn’t look all that different for me. I do focus more heavily on nutrient-rich foods to have immediately after a hard workout, but otherwise I don’t cut things out or ‘restrict’ things. I’m not some kinda elite or something here ; )
-Favorite race day songs?
-Do you use the same playlist each time you race or make a new one? —> I ALWAYS make a new one and get really excited to listen to it!