I'm running a half marathon tomorrow in freezing Chicago weather in what is called the Polar Dash, and here is my playlist.
1. "The Final Countdown" by Europe: This song leads off every official race that I do. Cheesy, yes, but it's good to have some rituals to calm your nerves.
2. "Nola" by Down, whole album. I was a metal head in high school, and back then I could never admit that this album from the southern hard rock side project of Phil from Pantera is better than almost all of Pantera's stuff - but it is.
3. 6 fun songs, one of which somehow is "Wild World" by Cat Stevens. I suppose for dynamics?
4. "Welcome To Sky Valley" by Kyuss. One of the heaviest, most amazing records ever. Work out with this on your headphones and maybe try to lift a car. Not my fault if you break your back.
5. 6 more fun songs, I think one by Too Short.
"Aenima" by Tool, whole album. It is aptly named because it is such an intense and incredible piece of music that you feel like your insides are flushed out along with all the crummy music in your head all week long, like that new diamond crap song by Rhianna.
Hope you enjoyed the music. Any of you want to share stuff from your workout playlists or cleaning the bathroom mix, or whatever the fuck?