Friday, August 14, 2009

The Perfect 5K Playlist

So I'm running a 5K tonight.

I haven't really made a big deal about it because as you all know, I'm not really a fan of 5Ks. However, I figure it's good to do one on occasion, and they take the place of a week's speed workout quite nicely.

I ran this one last year, too, and won my age group... so I feel like I kind of have to go run it again and see what happens.  I never even place in my age group and it was a total shock to win last year so I'm not letting myself expect that I'll win again... but I'm still going to try and place. :)

I just created what I think will be the perfect playlist for the race:

You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Ramalama (Bang Bang) - Roisin Murphy
Extreme Ways - Moby (this is the theme song for the Bourne movies)
Shake Me Like a Monkey - Dave Matthews Band
Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
In the End - Linkin Park
Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolph and Lil Wayne

This SHOULD be enough to keep me entertained for about a minute longer than I anticipate running the race in... it better be anyways!

I'll be back soon to let you know how it goes.


Running and living said...

It's nice to know that you have 6-7 songs and your are done! This is one of the few nice things about 5Ks - they are short. Good luck! Ana-Maria

Chris said...

Have you heard Bleed it Out by Linkin Park? We always used that to pump us up for flag football games.

Niki said...

Great playlist!! Good luck! Hope you win your age group again!!

NY Wolve said...

A fave Linkin Park tune for my playlists is Numb. Or try Numb Encore with LP and Jay Z

Playful Professional said...

I just added a bunch of new songs including Black Eye Peas and Linkin Park's new song and LOVE it all. Music realy makes the run go faster.

Nicole said...

Throw some eminem on your play list-- you'll be glad you did! :) i hope your 5k went well hun!! :)

It Is Everlasting said...

Hope your race was awesome! Great mix!