Mixes: Accelerate

I’ve got another 20 miler today. I’ve been listening to the same playlists for months, so it was time to build a new one. Since my run will start off easy for 5 miles and then work up to slightly below marathon effort for 15 (gulp), I wanted a mix that reflected that pattern.

There’s a lot of uptempo stuff in here, but I’ve thrown in a calmer tune every so often to remind myself to relax when I’m running fast. I find that if I listen to too much relaxing music while running fast, my mind drifts and I get complacent (and I slow down). There will be none of that nonsense today.

Here’s what I’ll be serenading myself with this morning.

More Than This – Roxy Music
Dance Away – Roxy Music
Same Old Scene – Roxy Music
You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
Friend – Christine McVie
Shade And Honey – Sparklehorse
Traffic and Weather – Fountains of Wayne
WannaBe in L.A. – Eagles Of Death Metal
The Laws Have Changed – New Pornographers
You Look So Fine – Garbage
Blue Morning, Blue Day – Foreigner
Lust For Life – Girls
Black Albino Bones – F*ck*d Up
Pretend That You’re Alone – Keane
Technicolor Health – The Harlem Shakes
I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris – Morrissey
Say You Love Me – Fleetwood Mac
21st Century Breakdown – Green Day
Girlfriend – Phoenix
Sitting Still – R.E.M.
We Started Nothing – The Ting Tings
Let Down – Radiohead
Planet Telex – Radiohead
Freeway – Aimee Mann
The Shock Of The Lightning – Oasis
Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years – Mew
White Riot (Alternate Demo Mix) – The Clash
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Something In The Air – Thunderclap Newman
Little Favours – KT Tunstall
Switch On – Paul Oakenfold
Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend
Wave Of Mutilation – Superdrag
I Thought About You – The Beautiful Girls
Holiday Road (Live) – Lindsey Buckingham
Cannonball (LP Version) – The Breeders
Come On/Let’s Go – Paul Weller
Radiation Vibe (LP Version) – Fountains of Wayne
Day After Day (2009 Remastered) – Pretenders
My Lucky Day – Jason Falkner
F*ck and Run – Liz Phair
Pathfinder – Gay Dad
The Warrior – Scandal
I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Mix) – Groove Armada
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Gimme Animosity – Superdrag
The Nude – Catherine Wheel

Listen here.

5 Responses

  1. A long run today and a lot off music to listen!.
    When i run i listen to the birds,cars, wind in the trees and the see!.
    Rinus.

  2. Your mention of marathon effort reminds me that your MP is in the neighborhood of 7:00 min/mile. When people ask me how fast CIM is, I usually say 5 seconds per mile or 2+ minutes, compared to a flat course. That’s probably conservative. If you are in 7:00 shape, and conditions are good (not raining), then that little boost could put a sub-3:00 in your grasp.
    But no pressure or anything!

    • Thanks, Jim. I’m actually doubtful that I’m in shape for 7:00 per mile, since my recent tempo efforts have been in the7:10-7:15 range. But my understanding of CIM is that it is prone to providing PRs.

      I don’t have a solid time/pace goal yet. I’ve a couple more workouts and I’ll rely on Coach Kevin to read the tea leaves and prognosticate. I will say that given the setbacks this year I’d be happy with anything under 3:10. The closer to 3:00, the better. But I’m resigned to the likely possibility that sub-3:00 will probably be a 2010 event.

  3. Jim — that’s great! I’ll look for you too. And if I don’t see you, I hope you have a great race and full cooperation from your Achilles tendon. ;)

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