Sometimes music can provide runners a bit of a pick-me-up in training, especially when out solo.
For Arianne Raby, music was company on-course as she finished third at the Scotiabank Montreal Half-Marathon on April 23, the second of seven Canada Running Series events in 2017. The Repentigny, Que. native, who attended the University of Indiana on an athletic scholarship, ran 1:15:53.
As Raby does most of her training by herself, music is often a go-to. Listening to tunes even extends into racing. Her headphones of choice are the Bluetooth set as part of the TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch bundle. (Her dog Miles chewed her Garmin so she needed a replacement.)
The 28-year-old shared some of the music she enjoys listening too when training and when it comes down to racing. (It should be noted that races have differing policies on the use of headphones so check the FAQ before racing.) Understandably, most are up-tempo tracks.
Songs: The Greatest, Cheap Thrills, Never Give Up
Songs: We Own The Night, L’Amour Toujours
Songs: Still Falling For You, Something In The Way You Move, On My Mind
Artist: Ellie Goulding
Song: Who’s That Chick
Artist: David Guetta
Song: Video Phone
Song: Take Over Control
Song: Speaker Box
Aritst: Bassnectar (feat. Lana Taylor)
Up next for Raby is the 2017 Ottawa Marathon, her second attempt at the distance. (She won the Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal Marathon in September running 2:48:54.) “My goal for Ottawa is simple, run 2:40,” she says. “I also want to be competitive and be top-10 overall and potentially top-three among Canadians. I think it is possible if I run smart and relaxed throughout the race the same way I did during my half marathon in Montreal. I know I can do well with the mindset I had.”