Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 Rutgers Half Marathon Playlist

To build up excitement for the Death Cab for Cutie concert we're attending on 4/27, I've made a DCFC themed playlist for Sunday's Rutgers Half Marathon.  DCFC's lead singer, Ben Gibbard, is also a runner!  Ben ran a full marathon in a "monsoon", and by all weather predictions it looks like I'll be doing the same for the half on Sunday.

The list is about 2:12.  I think the rain will give me motivation to run quickly!

Sleeping In The Postal Service
Monday Morning Death Cab For Cutie
Blacking Out the Friction Death Cab for Cutie
Codes And Keys Death Cab For Cutie
I Will Possess Your Heart     Death Cab for Cutie
I Ran Away Coldplay
Stay Young, Go Dancing Death Cab For Cutie
The Sound of Settling Death Cab for Cutie
Princess of China Coldplay & Rihanna
The District Sleeps Alone   The Postal Service
Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix)   Feist
Strawberry Swing Coldplay
My Mirror Speaks Death Cab for Cutie
You Are A Tourist Death Cab For Cutie
Little Bribes Death Cab for Cutie
Soul Meets Body Death Cab for Cutie
We Will Become Silhouettes The Postal Service
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall Coldplay
Crooked Teeth     Death Cab for Cutie
I Was Once a Loyal Lover  Death Cab for Cutie
Viva La Vida Coldplay
No Sunlight Death Cab for Cutie
Such Great Heights The Postal Service
Some Boys Death Cab For Cutie
Clark Gable The Postal Service
Shiver Coldplay
Breaking Down    Florence & The Machine
Brand New Colony The Postal Service
I Was a Kaleidoscope Death Cab for Cutie
Nothing Better The Postal Service
Long Division Death Cab for Cutie
All This And Heaven Too   Florence & The Machine
Home Is A Fire    Death Cab For Cutie
A Movie Script Ending Death Cab for Cutie

Monday, April 2, 2012

2012 NYRR Colon Cancer Challenge 15k Recap

Yesterday's Colon Cancer Challenge 15k in Central Park was a fun race.  The weather was a bit cooler than ideal for me but at least it wasn't raining!  The course took 1.5 laps around Central Park.  While I train for hills and ran the super hilly Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon last weekend, Central Park presents a unique challenge in that it is almost never flat.  Despite the fact that running down hill feels easier than running up hill, you still uses your muscles differently than when you run on level ground.

Seeing Alek with his "Run All the Miles" sign at various points throughout the course made the hills a bit more manageable!

I finished in 1:25:54 with an average pace of 9:15.  What a difference a year makes!  Last year my average pace was 12:21 per mile.  I felt much better after the race this year even though my quads were a bit sore from the hills.  Its always fun to see training pay off!  You can find all of the race results on the NYRR site.  This is my first of 9 NYRR races that will qualify me for the 2013 NYC marathon.


The playlist I created for yesterday's race wasn't the best. It needed faster more motivating songs toward the middle and finish.