Friday Five: Favorite Ironman Training Tunes

Friday Five: Favorite Ironman Training Tunes

While I spent most of my Ironman training running without music, the last few long runs necessitated it. I was tired, I had spent enough time with my thoughts (I think 7 hours on a bike with just my own thoughts is enough) and I felt like I was ready to challenge all my mental demons on race day. Those last few long runs became about getting it done, so I brought in music that motivated, inspired…

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Friday Five: Fav Fitness Tunes

Can I tell you how happy the topic of music makes me? A while back I did a post on running theme songs, just a song. Five songs are way better than one!

I love music and as I may have mentioned a time, or two, that my iPod has seen better days. It is old, busted up, and the music is not the most up to date. But I love that thing. Love it. When considering fitness tunes I think about what music would help me rock up and over that last hill.

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And It Stoned Me
  • And It Stoned Me
  • Van Morrison
  • Moondance
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"And It Stoned Me" by Van Morrison

On the way back home we sang a song
But our throats were getting dry
Then we saw the man from across the road
With the sunshine in his eyes
Well he lived all alone in his own little home
With a great big gallon jar
There were bottles too, one for me and you
And he said Hey! There you are

I Hate Myself For Loving You
  • I Hate Myself For Loving You
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • Up Your Alley
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"I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

I say this way too often, usually after realizing I’ve been chasing or involved with the wrong girl. And lately, they’ve all been the wrong girl.

But I’d never say it about Joan. Look at how great she looks on this cover!

Saint Veronika
  • Saint Veronika
  • Billy Talent
  • Billy Talent III
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"Saint Veronika" by Billy Talent

And while the angels sleep
All of the devils are awake
Waiting to steal your love
Right outside of Heaven’s gate
And all the sacred hearts
Can’t numb the feeling from the pain
'Cause when the drugs don't work
You’re gonna curse His holy name
Damn God, yeah, God, yeah
Damn God, yeah, God, yeah

Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • Def Leppard
  • Hysteria
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"Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard

Five Friday Tunes Third Encore (because how could I leave THIS tune out?)

You got the peaches, I got the cream 
Sweet to taste saccharine 
'Cos I'm hot, so hot, sticky sweet 
From my head, my head to my feet 
To my feet 
Do you take sugar, one lump or two? 

99 Luftballoons
  • 99 Luftballoons
  • Nena
  • Nena
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"99 Luftballoons" by Nena

99 Düsenjäger
Jeder war ein großer Krieger
Hielten sich für Captain Kirk
Das gab ein großes Feuerwerk
Die Nachbarn haben nichts gerafft
Und fühlten sich gleich angemacht
Dabei schoss man am Horizont
Auf 99 Luftballons

I heard this this morning and it really put me in the mood for the darker side of 80s pop music.

Everybody Wants Some
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • Van Halen
  • Women and Children First
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"Everybody Wants Some" by Van Halen

Five Friday Tunes

No matter how much you drink at Happy Hour:

You can’t get romantic on a subway line
Conductor don’t like it, says, “You’re wastin’ your time”

Oh, and on a side note:

I like the little way the line runs up the back of the stockings