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.