The Soundtrack of My Life (2014 Running Edition)
HAPPY FRIDAY! I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s been a really long week and I am looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend!
I’ve got 11 miles on the sched. for my long run and the weather is supposed to be pretty amazing (lows in the 60s, highs in the 70s)! SCORE!
You probably don’t know this, but for the last couple of years I’ve had a premium Spotify account. When I first started running I never listened to music, but now I listen to it 90% of the time.
Just recently Spotify gave me a 2014 Year in Review of my musical listening habits:
I’m not surprised to see that I listen to music most on Saturdays since I (used to) do my long runs on Saturdays.
(I just recently switched my long runs to Sundays because I really wanted to sleep in on Saturdays during the holidays 🙂 .)
This seasonal chart made me laugh because it’s so spot on and totally syncs up with my training schedules!
During the very early parts of this year when I was training for the Princess Half Marathon and the Fort Lauderdale 5K I was always listening to Roar and California Gurls by Katy Perry.
Then during the Spring when I wasn’t really training for anything I just listened to a lot of JT <3.
This summer when I was training for my marathon I listened to “Started from the Bottom” by Drake a little too much, and most recently the Blackout and Femme Fatale albums by Britney have been the soundtracks to my Miami Half training!
You could say I like running to pop music.
I keep hearing about this Serial podcast EVERYWHERE though, so I might need to start listening to that on runs!
What are you listening to these days during your runs (if anything)?
When you’re training for a specific race do you listen to specific songs? I listened to “Started From the Bottom” during marathon training sooooo much I’ll always think of Portland when I hear it!