PR Playlist

On Thursday, I’ll be running my last race as a 24-year-old.

I walked over to the craft store during lunch break today to see if I could find a turkey hat to run in but they only had penguins and reindeer. I’m all over the Christmas music and Starbucks red cups, but why is there no love for the turkey 3 days before his big day?

Since I couldn’t find any turkey apparel, I decided to make a Turkey Dash 5k PR Playlist for the race. With the weather looking like it’s going to be on my good side on Thursday and the added benefit of 3.1 miles now being “short” in my list of running distance, I think a PR is in the cards for my last day of not being 1/4 of a century.

Thank you weather gods!

My best 3-mile run at home I came in with a time of 28:45 and I sprinted the last 2 minutes as hard as I could. Why? Because I got super pumped up by The Killers’ song “Mr. Brightside” and totally pictured Cam jamming to the song in her PJ’s with a glass of wine before falling madly in love with Jude Law (anyone else love The Holiday and watch it year round? Just me? OK.)

So naturally, I needed this song to start up right around the 25/26 minute mark so I can know exactly when I need to really start kicking to get to the finish line.

After much tweaking, calculating, and realizing that a 3:46 song was actually 3.75 minutes on the calculator and not 3.45 like i originally thought, I’ve now got this 5k PR Playlist ready to go for Thursday:

If I start hearing Cute Without The “E” before the tag is being cut off my shoe, I’m going to spend my Thanksgiving very mopey and drowning my sorrows in gravy. So here’s hoping I end 24 on a high note!



Filed under Goals, Music, Running

10 responses to “PR Playlist

  1. You ARE going to PR!!!! Wahooooo!! GL girlie, can’t wait to hear about it!

    P/S We have rain in our forecast. My fingers and toes are crossed that we stay dry while running. It can rain after that, lol!

  2. Good luck on Thursday! The forecast looks good for me too! (last year it was pouring for the whole race!) Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog the other day…you’re welcome anytime! 🙂

  3. YOU’VE GOT THIS!!! Okay, Mr. Brightside is one of my favorite sprinting songs too! Oh and taking back sunday is one of my all-time favorite bands. We are a lot alike!

  4. Good luck! You’ve got this!

    *Also, it’s wonderful to find a fellow TBS fan!

  5. Oh, and I suppose a “Happy Birthday!” is in order. I imagine you’ll be running more races in the near future so a birthday must be coming soon..?

  6. Pingback: Turkey Dash PR! | girlsthatrun

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