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…
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.
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