Music to my Ears

Use music to set your intentions for your work

Believe it or not, but I’m not always “on my game” until I crank up some music and feel the beats. Then I’m ready to get to work. I think the same is true for most of us. We aren’t really at our peak performance until we have some help.

This week, Carly wrote a post discussing the importance of music and how it plays a role in your athletic performance. She left us with a playlist on Amazon Music that’s sure to help guide your next interval workout - whether it’s on the bike, on the treadmill, or lifting weights.

And while Carly made the playlist to get your juices flowing for an interval workout, I also use music to help me get in a flow state for calming down.

Friday’s Action Plan:

Make a playlist on your favorite platform and use it to help boost your performance.

Big Events Coming Up:

USATF Indoor Championships (this weekend)

US Olympic Trials Marathon - Feb 29th

What’s Got My Attention:

Article: Can the King of Ultrarunning Conquer a Race as Short as the Marathon?

Popular Articles on the Blog this Week:

Finding a Running Race Online

Interval Training Running Playlist

5 Weeknight Meals for Athletes

Quote of the Day:

“What we eventually accomplish may depend more on our passion and perseverance than on our innate talent.”

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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.