What gets you in the mood?
On the morning of 25th April (as before any long run or event) on the way to Blackheath, I'll have my earphones in listening to the most inspirational and motivational music I can think of.
Which songs do people listen to to get themselves psyched up before the big race? What kind of music gets peoples blood pumping? What songs get the hairs on the back of your neck standing up prior to running 26.2 miles?
Or indeed, what other methods do people employ to get themselves in the mood on race day?
my friend is training for the marathon and sent me her blog and she's asked me to spread the news!!
I have a playlist of cheesy classics including:
Born To Run - The BossProud - Heather Small (the BBC seem to love this one!)Keep on Running - Spencer Davis GroupGreatest Day - Take That (dont judge me please!)Wake Up - The Arcade Fire
and a playlist of heavier stuff:
Anything by Faithless, The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, The Chemical Brothers, Pendulum
Which one I listen to will very much depend on my mood that morning!
my 3 & a half year old daughter always insists on having high school musical on a sunday morning before i go out on my LSR's... it seems to work - or rather it gets me out the house...
Elbow - One Day Like This
U2 - Beautiful Day
Clash - London Calling
And the London Marathon theme which you can search for on iTunes
I presume it's inspration you're after not pace?!
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