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Like most people, I really enjoy listening to music when I train.  In the early parts of the season I always have my headphones on, but as the season progresses I actually tend to do most of my training music-free so I can learn about the sounds of my breath and feel what it is like to push myself without David Guetta or some other upbeat DJ burning in my ears.  Particularly for Ironman – developing other cues in training that I can use to motivate me through the tough patches is important.

But….right now I am all about the music!  My musical tastes are pretty diverse.  I really enjoy Top 40 music, hip hop and rap, country, indie rock, coffee house/crooner-type artists, jazz, hard rock, techno – everything.  With the exception of heavy metal (though I can say there are a few Metallica and Nine Inch Nails songs that I like) – I can listen to anything as long as it fits my mood.  I used to only listen to rap to get my fired up in training.  But recently I’ve really been getting more and more into alternative rock and new types of music I had never listened to before.

So – I thought I would share my playlist of the moment.  I have it titled in my iPod as “two steps forward” just signifying the motivation to always be trying to move forward and striving to improve.

Hope you enjoy!

Little Red’s January 2014 Training Playlist

1901 – Phoenix

Young Blood – The Naked and Famous

Wake Me Up – Avicii

Closer – Nine Inch Nails

ATLiens – OutKast

Demons – Imagine Dragons

Outro – M83

Hurricane – MS MR

Nightcall – Kavinsky

Pepper – Butthole Surfers

This Must be The Place – Talking Heads

Team – Lorde

Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap

Spotlight – MuteMath


Shot At the Night – The Killers

Nothing Left to Lose – Mat Kearney

A Real Hero – College & Electric Youth

Trojans – Atlas Genius

V.A.L.I.S. – Bloc Party

She Is Love – Parachute

Payphone – Maroon 5

Once In a Lifetime – Talking Heads

Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men

Mercy – Kanye West

Love Somebody – Maroon 5

Kids – MGMT

Holy Roller – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Fire & Rain – Mat Kearney

Gold On the Ceiling – The Black Keys

Everything You See – Portugal. The Man

Fans – Kings of Leon

Counting Stars – OneRepublic

Clocks – Coldplay

Black Skinhead – Kanye West


Happy Listening!


Until next time.

Don’t dream it.  Be it.

–          Little Red

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