The marathon is this Sunday.
I'm really excited to get out and run. I know I won't be running fast--my goal is to run around 4 hours. I think I can probably break 4, but mostly I'm just excited to knock this one out. I'm still hanging on to my dream of qualifying for Boston, and this marathon is the recovery step in my training. The schedule I use to train for this race was the lightest of any I have done and I definitely started out in the worst shape (thanks, Finley!). Next race (and I'm still taking suggestions) I plan to train for much more intensely.
So... since I'm trying really hard to not take the marathon too seriously, I think I may run with an ipod. I've never done that before. Normally, I like to be able to hear people cheering and really savor the race. And I like to calculate my splits and... well... essentially do math while I run. That's really embarrassing. But it's true.
But this time, I think I want to listen to music. And my current playlist is not really pumping. Lots of David Archuleta, broadway tunes and Jason Mraz. And Sam Phillips. It's weird.
Suggestions? What songs are fun to run or work-out to? Help me out. YOU could help me win this race.