So everyone has their pre-race rituals. If you have raced before you know what I am talking about. Pick out your outfit the night before. Pin your bib onto your shirt (or race belt like I do). Fill water bottles to keep in the fridge, etc. One of my favorite pre-race rituals is my iPod shuffle list.
So in an effort to not let my race playlist get stale I will only listen to it at races. The only time I do not listen to my iPod at a race is if I am running with my RP, feel free to meet her here, otherwise I have my headphones in. I know in some races the headphones are frowned upon but I find that I run so much faster with the music going. I find that my fastest races are when I run on my own and have the music pumping.
Also, for those that use music to run, I bet you have a go to pump you up song! Mine (laugh if you want but I’m serious) is “Bet on it” from High School Musical 2. This came out right around when I started running and it has stuck with me ever since. I’m a Disney runner so that’s just how these things work.
So below is my completed playlist for tomorrow’s big 10 miler! What is on your playlist when you run?