Half-Marathon PR Playlist

Playlist

Happy December! (Can you believe it’s the last month of 2013? Me neither.) I hope you and yours had a lovely Thanksgiving!

I’ve grown to love running tune-free when I have a fun training buddy to chat with or when my body is feeling great and I’m “running” on all cylinders. ;) But when my muscles start to burn and my brain starts to wander, not much can beat a powerful, fast-paced playlist. One researcher compares the impact of a good song to “a type of legal performance-enhancing drug.”

Case in point: My recent just-squeaked-by PR at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Strip at Night Half-Marathon. After the halfway point, my hip flexors started to really tighten up and the cheering crowds weren’t always present and my prepared playlist really took center stage and powered me through to the finish line. Check out the mix of pop (old and new), rap and a bit of punk rock below, then subscribe on Spotify to try it, too!

When your workout gets tough, what keeps you going?

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