With the Boston Marathon around the corner and taper in full swing, there’s only one thing left to do (besides panic and obsess about All The Things). That’s right! It’s time to tune up the playlist, to toss the songs that tempo runs have forever ruined, and add some fresh tracks to carry me from start to finish on marathon Monday.
Now, I realize that some of us here at Salty Running (cough, Salty, cough) are purists and need only the beautiful sound of their own breathing (coupled with backwards counting through side stitches) to power through 26.2 miles. I’m not one of those people. I have often relied on music to get me through many lonely training miles–just me, myself and iTunes. And come race day, I want to remain blissfully ignorant of the tired and terrible sounds of my huffing and puffing.
So for those of you like me who are looking to spruce up your playlist before your goal race, perhaps I can save you some time by sharing what I found in the hour or so I spent scouring the internet for fresh inspiration. Here’s a sampling of some new favorites mixed in with my old standbys: Read more >>