If a runner's playlist says a lot about her, a marathon runner's playlist says awhole lot.
I mean that literally—there are 83 songs on this bad boy.
I've known people who could get through a marathon listening to one Lady Gaga song on repeat. I know runners who prefer purely instrumental. My sister-in-law and fiancé like to run to the stylings of AC/DC and Henry Rollins, respectively. For some people, nothing can get them moving like a good, hard yell.
I myself like to guide my list by what part of the race I'm in at any given time (and I also have a penchant for male falsettos and badass female rappers).
Here is the compilation I've gradually built over the past two years. It's what will keep me company as I push myself through all five boroughs of New York on foot, trying to reach Central Park in less than five hours. Trying to reach Central Park at all, God willing.
If this list and I part ways I will be lost. OK, so I'm being dramatic.
No, really, I won't know what to do.