It seems like everyone has been posting about their favorite playlists lately, either for running or not. Betsy posted some rockin tunes last week, and TK often posts her playlists at the end of a post about her run. I could have sworn there were more people out there posting about music, but I can't find them now so you're out of luck.
I was rocking out to my favorite playlist today while in the shower (runners high always sets in when I'm hitting the shower so I like to dance it out while I get clean) and one of my fave running songs came one "Human" by the Killers. It gave me the idea to post my own Super Running Playlist. It probably needs a few updates because I haven't used it since the fall, but this playlist rocks my interval-running world. I don't care for running intervals with my watch beeping away at me, and I can't hear my watch over my music, so I decided to make my own interval playlist.
It's a tough workout which consists of a Warmup song, a pickup song and then goes right into 2 "ON" songs. One recovery song is followed by 2 "on" songs and DAMN it kicks your ass. Many of the "on" intervals are nearly 8 mins long. There are a few songs tacked on the end of the list that haven't been worked in yet. I usually make it to "Lose Yourself" and then cool down. I didn't have my Garmin last summer but I mapped it to be about an 11 mile speed workout. I consider this workout to be my secret weapon that led me to those trophy winning races last summer and fall :)
I love to do this workout starting at home, running the ~3.5 miles north to Van Cortland Park and then running on the flats there. Ahh just thinking about it makes me excited for the summer. There are often so many people out enjoying the weather and walking/running/riding on the track and lots more playing sports on the fields. Its a wonderful thought! I used to grab a giant gatorade from a bodega and drag my ass up the stairs to the 1 train at 242nd all sweaty and completely wiped. My trusty blue shuffle stays tucked away in my pocket or clipped to my shorts for the ride.
Here she is, my secret weapon playlist:
#1-2 are warmup songs, #3-4 are the first "on" songs
Happy Running :)