[mp3] Half Marathon Playlist

Let me preface this playlist with this: I didn’t start my iPod until I was a little over 2 miles into my first half marathon this past weekend.  So, if you put the entire thing together on your own, my time will seem a lot better than it actually was.  Regardless, this is just how things shuffled up; I didn’t put them together this way.  It got me through about 2 hours and 15 minutes of running (about 11 miles), so if you want to recreate the list yourself, it could undoubtedly get your ass moving as well.  I’ve got a couple of tracks in there to get you started.

Thanks to the people out in the blogosphere that lent their support to my completing this.  There are a lot of people who lent words of encouragement, but I wanted to thank specifically Aaron over at Tsururadio and Amanda at Tadpole Audio for not only their support, but their donations as well.  I really appreciate it.  So, thanks.  Let’s get into the playlist.

We Are Scientists – This Scene Is Dead
Duck Sauce – The Motion
Empire of the Sun – Walking On a Dream (Kids at the Bar Remix) (mp3)
Kings of Leon – Taper Jean Girl
Gnarles Barkley – The Last Time
Wolfmother – Woman
Passion Pit – The Reeling
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Young Empires – Rain of Gold
These Electric Lives – We Should Be Believing
The Black Keys – Strange Times
Black Kids – Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo) (mp3)
Jay-Z – Run This Town
Duck Sauce – Anyway
Blink-182 – Down
Marina and The Diamonds – I Am Not a Robot (Passion Pit Remix)
The Static Jacks – My Parents Lied
Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin’
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar
Chevelle – The Clincher
Delorean – Stay Close
Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up
Dan Auerbach – Street Walkin’
Common – Go!
Bloc Party – Positive Tension
Kid Cudi – Simple As… (mp3)
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi
The Roots – Rock You
Animal Collective – My Girls
Outkast – B.O.B.
Chali 2na – Comin’ Thru
Florence + The Machine – Cosmic Love
Young Love – Find a New Way (mp3)
Kanye West – Power
Matt & Kim – Daylight

There it is.  If you want advice or anecdotes, you’ve come to the wrong place.  I used the program over at Hal Higdon if you really want to try one yourself.  And, before you ask, the answer is no:  I don’t want to train for a full marathon.  I think I’m going to stick to the 5K/5 mile/10K stuff from here on out.

  • Guest

    Wow, you must have been pumped to be close to the finish line and hear Daylight pop on. Couldn’t have picked a better song to finish to.

  • Anonymous

    Haha, I figured this post was coming. Congratulations on completing your goal!

    Nice energy on that list. I’m horrible at picking running music. I’ll be on the treadmill in the gym at work listening to Iron & Wine, with everyone else who walks in giving me weird looks.

    5/10 k training is a lot of fun because you can mix speedwork into your schedule and that keeps things fresh and interesting. You also can fit more races into your schedule and its fun shaving time off your PR.

  • Anonymous

    To be honest, at that point I was wrapped up in the crowds lining the street, looking for my girlfriend. I don’t even remember hearing it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a stickler for my running music. Everything gets pre-screened before it gets put on my running iPod.

    Iron & Wine would never fly, unless I was walking part of it.

    And, I think the next race we’re doing is a 5 mile on October 2 if you want to do one. Then the Run Like Hell at Johnny’s at the end of October. We’ll get drunk after.