February 17, 2016

Do you have a starting line song?

For as long as I can remember, I've played the same song every time I cross a starting line of a race. It's a little odd, I suppose. Perhaps it's a little superstitious mixed with my tendency to habit and structure in many aspects of my life.



I love the starting line experience and my song helps me feel happy and in a rhythm. I don't really listen to it before the race, just when I start running and am about to cross the starting line mat. It makes me feel comfortably excited for the miles ahead.

Am I the only one who has a song that they routinely listen to when they cross the start mat? 

Oh, and you probably want to know the song, right? It's called Punching in a Dream by Naked and Famous. 
{Christine} 

21 comments:

  1. I've never heard of that song so I'm going to have to look it up now. To be honest I don't even remember the songs that play on my ipod during my race! There are only a few moments in which I remember what song was playing during a specific portion of the race! I've actually been thinking of updating my playlist for a while now. I should go do that! -M

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    1. I don't really pay too much attention to my playlist other than the start and when I'm hurting and looking for a good song!

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  2. I've never heard of that song either, I'm going to have to go check it out. My starting line song has been "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors.

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    1. Oh that's a great song! Definitely a very positive song too which is perfect for the starting line.

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  3. I haven't heard of that song either. Off to look it up! As for myself, I just set my iPod on shuffle and whatever song comes up at the start of the race is what comes up.

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    1. Other than the start, my shuffle is on shuffle (that sounded funny!) too.

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  4. I usually don't even turn on my music until I'm a few miles in. I like to listen to the conversation around me and get energized by everyone else out there. I use an ipod shuffle, so I'd have to go through a bunch of songs to find the right one if I had a preference. Whatever works for you, keep doing it!

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    1. You're right, the starting line and the first few miles are usually really great. I don't keep my music too loud at that point...although I think it starts to get much louder towards the end when I'm tired! :)

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  5. I don't have a specific starting line song persay, but I do have a playlist and always start on the first song when a race begins. It's Glee's version of Don't Stop Believing and its been that way for at least 7 years now! :)

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  6. I do have a starting line song, and its all because it played right as I was lining up and the gun went off in my very first marathon. It's Perfect Day, by Hoku
    I'm not sure if I have heard of Punching in a Dream, gotta check it out!

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    1. Oh I love that song! It's from Legally Blond, one of my favorite movies :)

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  7. I love to hear Going the Distance by Cake at the starting line! I've never heard Punching in a Dream but it had a really good beat and I love indie bands!

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    1. If you like Cake, you might like Naked and Famous. I have a few of their other songs on my playlist too. And that Cake song is perfect for a race!!

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  8. Love this! I don't have a starting line song, but that is because I always take out my headphones for the starts of races. I definitely have running music that gets me out the door, though.

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    1. It's weird...even though I have this song, I listen to it really quietly and usually only for a few seconds after I cross the mats, then I stop it to enjoy the atmosphere. Weird running habit!

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  9. I don't have a specific starting song because so many of my songs are so motivating. I used to have playlists that played in specific order but now I just go with shuffle.

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    1. I usually go with shuffle too. I know people who try to choreograph their playlists for certain miles or locations in races. Aint got time for dat! ;)

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  10. I do not, but now I kind of want to choose one for a new tradition.

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    1. It's kind of a weird quirk but I kind of like it :)

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  11. No, I don't have a starting line song, but this is a GREAT idea!!!

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