My Cowtown Half Marathon Playlist

by Bryan on 3/10/2010 at 2:20 PM in Health and Fitness

I meant to do this last week, but forgot. I thought I would share what was on my playlist for the Cowtown Half Marathon. You can laugh, but don’t judge…

  1. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
  2. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  3. Paralyzer – Finger Eleven
  4. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  5. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  6. Shattered (Turn The Car Around) – O.A.R.
  7. Please Don’t Leave Me - Pink
  8. Second Chance - Shinedown
  9. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti
  10. Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  11. It Keeps You Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
  12. Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  13. Hey, Soul Sister - Train
  14. Tik Tok - Ke$ha
  15. China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
  16. Fergalicious - Fergie
  17. Your Love – The Outfield
  18. Stronger – Kanye West
  19. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
  20. Uprising - Muse
  21. All The Right Moves - OneRepublic
  22. Roll With Me – Montgomery Gentry
  23. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  24. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  25. Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z
  26. Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
  27. Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
  28. Right Now – Van Halen

The list got its start back in the late fall, as a training run playlist. It evolved over time, with songs coming and going. In the days leading up to the race, I fine-tuned the contents of the list, and gave some thought to the order of some of the songs, and the timing of where I’d likely be when they played (though Living On A Prayer should’ve come a little later, as it played before I was halfway there).

The list did what it was supposed to do—give my mind something else to focus on from time to time. I kept the volume low enough so that I could hear what was going on around me (the crowd noise, etc.), and still be able to hear the music when I wanted to. Oddly enough, the last song I remember hearing was Don’t Stop Believin’, while I was still about half a mile out. I couldn’t tell you if the other 2 songs played or not, or if my headphones were even in…I didn’t hear any music as I rounded the last couple of turns and headed to the finish. Those last few minutes alternated between being so completely focused that everything else was tuned out, and enjoying the cheers from the crowds that lined the route.

Legacy Comments

Hi Angela, I finished the half marathon in 1:54:57. Good luck in your race!

Posted by Bryan Daneman on 3/20/2010 1:28:21 AM