Bowing To Peer Pressure – The 10k Playlist
It took some thought and a little bit of tweeking but this is the playlist that accompanied me last week on the Wheathampstead 10k and will accompany me on Monday when I tackle the BUPA 10k with Hauling My Carcass. Click on the songs to hear (and see – sorry about some of the videos!) them for yourselves.
THE EATINGTREES 10K PLAYLIST
The first 5 tracks are just tunes that put me in a good mood and bring a smile to my face whenever I hear them.
James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good) – What better way to start??
The Cramps – What’s Inside A Girl? – Always brings a smile to my face and is just the right tempo to run to.
The Specials – Gangsters – My mis-spent youth (sigh!)
From here, I’ve put in a few uptempo and harsher sounding tracks to stop me from getting complacent
The Horrors – Sheena Is A Parasite – Like a shot of espresso (mmmmm!), at 1 minute 42 seconds, this may be small but packs a punch.
This (all things being well) is my halfway point. The next 2 tracks are fairly quick in tempo. I know that if I can run to the beat, I will have picked up the pace slightly and this is where I need to be for the next few kms
Once again, a few more aggressive sounding tunes to keep the adrenaline going and hopefully me on track
Slayer – Threshold – the testosterone literally drips from this track and it always makes me chuckle and pick up the pace
By now, the end of the race should be no more than 10 – 15 mins away so treat myself to a couple of guilty pleasures.
The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby – This is the funkiest track ever recorded. Ever. End of.
Reel 2 Real – I Like To Move It – I know, I know… Just don’t tell anyone about it, OK?
U2 – Elevation – My two sons (aged 3 and 7) have cultivated a strange fondness for the works of Bono and Co. This reminds me of my boys and is suitably uplifting.
Sam & Dave – Soul Man – If, by this point, I haven’t already finished, this should give me the necessary push to get me over the line.