As I mentioned before, I’m doing the couch to 5K running program. Earlier this week when I was putting together my running mix for the week (I’ve made it to week three BTW), I asked my friends on Facebook for their suggestions. I got a few suggestions and then later in the thread someone asked me if I liked C25K. My honest answer was that I didn’t exactly enjoy it, but I didn’t hate it. The music I listen to does help me stay motivated though. I am extremely picky about creating just the right mix of songs to match the pace of my run and coincide with the running and walking portions of the workout. I have a tendency to spend hours tweaking the mix in Audacity – cutting portions of songs that don’t match the tempo and moving them back and forth to make sure the power songs play during the running portions. The biggest time commitment for me might actually be putting the music mix together rather than the actual running.
This week’s music mix worked out amazingly! I had just the right songs to power me through the three minute runs I had to do. I’m actually afraid I will never be able to recreate the glory of my week three mix.
Passion Pit – Little Secrets
La Roux – Bulletproof
Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
Lady Gaga – Monster
Cee Lo – Fuck You
Kelis – Acapella