Wednesday: 4m easy 9:20/pace, 25 minutes of TRX chest/shoulders
There’s a decent chance I won’t be running the planned 5k race this Saturday due to incoming winter weather–but i’m still crossing my fingers and preparing just in case. I’m taking a rest day from running today and heading to the chiropractor. My shins are a little achy, and rightly so. I’ve been pushing the pace weekly and soreness comes with the faster territory. I just want to get ahead of the aches and get the knots worked out.
I also (finally!) purchased a lacrosse ball and started rolling out my calves yesterday (actually helped loosen the tightness by 50%). I’ll do a special post for myofascial release next week so you guys can DYI.
I want to start sharing music as I stumble across it, in case any of you are in a music funk or just curious as to the music I listen to out on the open roads. My 5k distance playlist needs to be a super pumped up mix filled with powerful lyrics or music that keeps the legs turning over and my heart happy. I need a playlist that gives me goosebumps and can keep my thoughts positive while pushing through the pain. The playlist generally starts slower & builds up with a strong finish. Exactly how I want to run a 5k. Don’t blow up the first mile and push the last two.
“Bridges” – Broods
“Miles Away” – Madonna
“Island” – The Starting Line
“Say My Name” – Odesza
Gecko (Overdrive) – Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill
Recess – Skrillex
Well these are what I’ll be listening to. I hope you found a new song or two to download for a run. And if you hate them all it’s cool too. It’s my list. 😉
What’s your current Power Song?
02/12/2015 at 1:53 PM
My power song is the crunch of snow underfoot in sub-zero temperatures … 🙂
All of the races for this weekend in our area got canceled due to the forecase of about -20 to -35 temps starting tomorrow through the weekend! For me it won’t stop me running … but I would HATE to be doing a race with all of that standing around and waiting!
02/12/2015 at 9:05 PM
Lol I know u don’t listen to music when u run, you’re ny inspiration. .ask your son what I can add to my 5k list!
02/12/2015 at 2:36 PM
I’m reading this at work and can’t actually listen to any of your songs, but I’ll chime in with my top 2 of the moment: Safe and Sound by Capital Cities and Happy by Pharrell Williams. I just added Happy to my list for last Saturday’s 5K and it was a major pick-me-up during the last mile. 🙂
I hope you get to run your 5K on Saturday. It looks like the really frigid weather isn’t supposed to arrive until Sunday but Saturday is still looking pretty chilly.
02/12/2015 at 9:04 PM
Happy is a great song..gonna add it!
02/12/2015 at 8:41 PM
Good songs here, lady! My current power song is Forever by Royksopp. It’s instrumental and usually hangs out right around the start of mile 3 for my long runs and at the very beginning of shorter ones.
We are about to get slammed by a bunch of nasty cold too right in time for my long run this weekend. Why do I choose spring marathons again?
02/12/2015 at 9:02 PM
Seriously! Fall is where it’s at. I hate running in this icy wind..and I’ll check out that song for sure 🙂
02/13/2015 at 2:17 PM
I love “Miles Away” by Madonna 🙂 I’m a 50/50 runner … 50% of my runs are with music and the other 50% not. My current power song is “Halo” by Beyonce’ and a close second is “Fire” by Ellie Goulding.
02/16/2015 at 1:54 PM
I resort to podcasts or music, only when I am running on a treadmill, which I try to minimize! These songs look great and, when I am not at work, I will definitely listen to them.