When I trained for my first marathon in college, I made a kick-butt playlist that I listened to on all my long runs. To this day, those songs (plus the taste of strawberry-lime Gatorade) remind me of the early morning in Harrisonburg, VA. I don’t typically listen to music while I run, but there’s no question that it helps me stay motivated and keep pace during a run.
As we move toward cooler weather, I am tentatively planning to run another marathon in December (“tentatively” because I haven’t signed up yet, but I am putting in the runs.) The time has come for another kick-butt playlist to get me through those 18 and 20-milers. I want a fresh batch of songs that will pump me up and years later remind of this time in my life.
I need your suggestions: What are some great songs for my running playlist that are:
b. relatively current
c. make no mention of “bein’ in da club”?
I’m open to any genre.