And now for something completely different
Pre Racing Soundtrack
**Black Eyed Peas- Boom Boom Pow
Good song to play in my head during the swim, keeps my 3 stroke rhythm on point and the bass beat reminds me to hit the strokes hard.
Salt N Pepa - Push It
**Really? How could I not include this? Push it real good!
**Brittany Spears - Circus
Because I'm the ringleader baby! J/K kind of sort of...more along the lines of circus freak?
**Eminem - Lose Yourself
Race staple - like Eminem I've vomited upon performing, unlike Eminem mine was PE induced, not nerves.
**Bobby Darin - Don't Rain On My Parade
This is usually a training song and helps me get through my fear of descending on the bike. Oddly enough I don't experience this fear when I'm racing, so I like to sing it while I'm running. No matter how bad I hurt I won't let it get to me :)
**Jay Z - Show Me What Ya Got
Again, I'm an attention whore - at times :D
**AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Racing is done in the depths of a hellish inferno, this song fits the bill
**Mary J Bleige - Work Your Thang Out
Happy run song, turns my frown upside down
**Pulp Fiction Opening Song - Pumpkin & Honey Bunny
Love the intro, Pumpkin's foul language and the fast tempo beat
**Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville
Need something to look forward post race
**Hall & Oates - Maneater
I'm just not going to explain this one
**DMX - Ruff Riders Anthem
Lol, a little glimpse into where my mental toughness comes from. ROAR!
**Timbaland - The Way I Are -
Another good song to play back in my head during swim - beat keeps me on point. I've noticed bass beats for the swim and techno/dance for the bike, the run is all about feeling good when I feel like crap-o-la.
**Hotei Tomoyasu - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity -Kill Bill Theme song - my #1 song
I mostly like this because of the dialogue between Uma and Lucy. Mid song breaks into dialogue, Lucy asks Uma "You didn't think it was going to be that easy did you?" After Uma just destroyed all of the crazy 88s...and Uma's response is "You know for a second there, I kind of did." Reminds me of how hard racing is. The beat is pretty bad ass too.
**Kayne West - Stronger
What does not kill me makes me stronger, OR leaves me crippled/humbled on the side of the road.
**Guns N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
Does this need explanation?