March 31, 2011

Remix to Ignition

This week I've already covered some interesting running tunes. But I know what you really DYING to know is what I'll be listening to during the half-marathon. [so maybe not]. Anyway...  I wanted to do this last race, but never got the time to put the mix together. But this time, I am doing it right. A theme every mile.

[note: these might seem like loose themes, they are...but nonetheless, still themes. And they make sense to me. So deal.]

Pre-race Playlist
  • Love Lockdown: Kanye West
  • The Time (The Dirty Bit): Black Eyed Peas
  • The Way You Make Me Feel: Michael Jackson
  • Hung Up: Madonna
  • Do You Want To: Franz Ferdinand
  • Kiss: Prince
  • This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race: Fall Out Boy
  • I Gotta Feeling: Black Eyed Peas

Half-Marathon Playlist

Mile 1: Throw It Down
  • Rollin': Limp Bizkit
  • Let's Go: Trick Daddy
  • Bawitdaba: Kid Rock
Mile 2: We'll Melt Your Popsicle
  • Teenage Dream: Katy Perry
  • Waking up in Vegas: Katy Perry
  • I Kissed a Girl: Katy Perry
Mile 3: My Pet
  • Good Day: Jukebox the Ghost
  • Schizophrenia: Jukebox the Ghost
  • Hold It In: Jukebox the Ghost
Mile 4: Teen Sensation
  • Baby: Justin Bieber (ft. Ludacris)
  • Can't Be Tamed: Miley Cyrus
  • Burnin' Up: Jonas Brothers
Mile 5: Understudy
  • All That Jazz: Chicago
  • My Strongest Suit: Aida
  • Dancing Through Life: Wicked
Mile 6: Slap That, Tap That
  • Money Maker: Ludacris
  • Get Your Freak On: Missy Elliott
  • Bossy: Kelis
Mile 7: Save a horse
  • Mine: Taylor Swift
  • American Honey: Lady Antebellum
  • Somebody Like You: Keith Urban
Mile 8: Where my girls at?
  • Crash: Gwen Stefani
  • Pretty Boy: Danity Kane
  • Do Somethin': Britney Spears
Mile 9: Fist Pump
  • Teach me how to Dougie: Cali Swag District
  • Typsy: J-Kwon
  • The Way I Are: Timbaland (ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E
Mile 10: Nah. Nah. Nah.
  • Your Love is My Drug: Ke$ha
  • Tik Tok: Ke$ha
  • Blah Blah Blah: Ke$ha
Mile 11: F* You
  • Crazy: Gnarls Barkley
  • F* about You: Cee-Lo
Mile 12: Let's Get Retarded
  • Pump It: Black-Eyed Peas
  • Let's Get Retarded: Black-Eyed Peas
  • Imma Be: Black-Eyed Peas
Mile 13: Little Monster
  • Telephone: Lady Gaga
  • Boys, Boys, Boys: Lady Gaga
  • Born This Way: Lady Gaga
After I created this I thought, it would be fun to do a run to other variations. Decades, Genres, Etc. Maybe for another race.

[Note: if you create your own mile by mile playlist you'll want to build in buffer songs. I usually go with mostly 3 songs under each mile. That way if you aren't feeling it, you can skip ahead without running out of music. I also test out the songs, you NEVER want to change things up too much for race day. If it ain't broke don't fix it, right? So I don't go with new songs unless I've had a chance to test them out in a prior training run.]


  1. Love it!!! I am going to get some new tunes fo sure. That is once we find a new job. I love your playlist idea. Again, I haven't heard some of these so I'm looking forward to hearing some fresh music. You rock Gen!

  2. I was just putting my list together the other night. We have a lot of the same songs. I'm so glad bossy made it on your list too. Instead of pretty boy by dainty Kane I went with damaged. I don't have waking up in Vegas or telephone but I need to get them. Good luck! Make sure to call me after, if not before.

  3. Ps great title. R. Kelly, eh.

  4. Some of those songs I haven't heard of so I will be looking those up. Good luck on Sunday, I will be thinking about you!!!! :) What time does it start?