October 24, 2010

Monumental Marathon Play List

This is my Play List for the Marathon...what do you think?

Miles 1-7 "RUN THIS TOWN"

Run This Town Jay-Z ft Kanye West & Rihanna
Beautiful Day U2
Lose yourself Eminem
Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams) B.o.B
TiK ToK Keisha
Bad Romance Lady GaGa
Cooler Than Me Mike Posner
Hey Soul Sister Train
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
Clocks Coldplay
The Way I Are Timberland
Dirty Little Secret All-American Rejects
Down (Feat. Lil' Wayne) Jay Sean
Fergalicious Fergie
Fireflies Owl City
Waking Up in Vegas Katy Perry
Glamorous (Feat. Ludacris) Fergie
Glitter In The Air Pink
Please Don't Stop the Music Rihanna
Hot 'N Cold Katy Perry
Mighty To Save Hillsong United
In My Head Jason Derulo

Miles 8-14 - "DANGER ZONE"

Highway to the Danger Zone Kenny Loggins
Always Building 429
Check Yes Juliet We The Kings
I Will Rise Chris Tomlin
If You Only Knew Shinedown
The Kill 30 Seconds To Mars
Leave out All the Rest Linkin Park
The Motions Matthew West
Usher ft Will I. Am
Shattered OAR
Vertigo U2
Your Love Is My Drug Ke$ha
Low Flo Rida ft. T-Pain
So What Pink
Teenage Dream Katy Perry
Dynamite Taio Cruz
Let It Rock Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil' Wayne
Teenage Wasteland The Who
Viva la Vida Coldplay
Addicted Saving Abel
Girlfriend Avril Lavigne
Living on a Prayer Bon Jovi
The Words I Would Say Sidewalk Prophets

Miles 15-21 - "I'M NOT AFRAID"

I'm not afraid
Pocket Full Of Rocks
By Your Side Tenth Avenue North
Just Dance
Lady Gaga Ft. Akon
Hearts On Fire Rocky
Kings And Queens 30 Seconds To Mars
Live Like We're Dying Kris Allen
Numb Linkin Park
Something Beautiful Needtobreathe
Stronger Kanye West
Sexy Chick David Guetta Ft. Akon
Uprising Muse
The Great Escape Boys Like Girls
When You Were Young The Killers
What I've Done Linkin Park
Use Somebody Kings Of Leon
Imma Be Black Eyed Peas
Whatcha Say Jason Derulo
When You're Gone Avril Lavigne
Welcome To The Black Parade My Chemical Romance
According To You Orianthi
California Girls Katy Perry
Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas

Miles 22-26.2 - "HOW FAR WE'VE COME"

How Far We've Come
Matchbox Twenty
Everlong Foo Fighters
In The End Linkin Park
More Matthew West
Shake It Metro Station
Skater Boy Avril Lavigne
U + Ur Hand Pink
Shut Up and Drive Rihanna
All The Small Things Blink 182
Evacuate The Dance Floor Cascada feat. Carlprit
Four Minutes Madonna Ft Justin Timberlake



Just a quick update! Things are going great.

I ran the Chase Charlie 5k, and ran my fastest 5k in just over 26 minutes.

I continue to run with Pete, and we really push each other well.

My second 20 miler was last weekend, and I went 11:25 pace, just as I planned.

With that tapering officially began. Yay!

Today was 8 miles, and we paced it at 10:32. There's nothing more than 5 miles between now and race day.

The game plan for race day is start with the 4:45 pace group (10:52/mile) and hang with them through the 13.1 mark. At that point, I'll decide how long I can hang with them. If I need to start fading, I can fade at a rate of a minute per mile and still finish ahead of 5 hours!

The goal of course is just to finish, but to go under 5 would be the icing on the cake!


October 10, 2010

Ready or not, here I come!

It's been a month since my last post, and it's only another month until the marathon. It's been a good month. All my times are faster, all my paces are more consistent, and my body feels like it's ready.

I ran a 15k race 2 weeks ago on the greenway and surprised myself with a 10:13 pace finishing 3rd in my age group.

Last week my long run was 20 miles. It was fun to run from home to Prairie Creek and halfway back to the downtown Y. Pace was 11:41 which is :14/mi slower than where I need to be, but it was a freezing cold morning and rained on me 8 of the 20 miles.

Next weekend is another 20 miler and I think I can go 11:25 or better.

Today was a great 10 miler with my friend Pete. He has even agreed to sign up for the half marathon and travel down with me. We think we can even run together for the first 7 miles until we split courses.

After next week, I start tapering back gradually. Long runs are 12 miles and weekly runs never go over 6.

I've decided my goal is to break 5 hours (11:27 pace)...and I'm ready!