Last week, I mentioned that I’m running a marathon for the first time here in philadelphia and shared my music strategy and running playlist.
Well, up to mile 9 or so, things were going well, and I was following the plan, but at mile 9, I started to not feel well, most likely because I had too many energy gels too early. I wasn’t really in the mood to listen to music, so I listened to some podcasts and focused on making it through the pain.
By mile 22 I was really feeling down, but then, I decided to finish the run properly and turned on my running playlist!
I could not believe that I was able to keep a pace of 12 min/mile after running 22 miles already, but I did. The music gave me the strength i needed to finish the run fast. I kept that pace for around 4 miles or so, getting to 6:28 min/mile for a brief period of time as my fastest pace!
I can easily say, that without my running playlist, I would have never found the power to make it through. I’m still recovering from the run, and my legs still hurt, but I’m glad I did it. I can’t wait to do another one of these!