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Charles Philibert-Thiboutot’s pump-up playlist

Philibert-Thiboutot's playlist to pass the time during your solo morning miles

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

Running with music is a divisive topic. Some runners love it, some runners hate it, but few fall in between. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot is a runner who doesn’t run with music, but he does listen while activating, cross-training or running on the treadmill. If you’re a runner who has become music-on-the-run curious, check out Philibert-Thiboutot’s playlist to pass the time during your solo miles.

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✅ First race in 13 months ✅ 3rd place in 13:30.79 in the 5000 at the BU season opener ✅ 🇲🇶 Quebec indoor record by 26 seconds ✅ 🇨🇦 4th all-time indoors in Canada . . . . . Yesterday was a big mix of emotions for me, from the hours pre race, to the run itself, to the aftermath. Regardless of the outcome, the biggest feeling might have been relief, just to be able to line up again, compete, and break the ice with racing sensations I used to embrace so much. Confidence took it’s toll after not running for 6 months, and coming back from days I thought I was done with it was not easy. I’m thankful to be back, but now I’m knocking on wood because this can only be the beginning for the goals that lie ahead. Quick shout out to my wife, parents, friends, @coachlapointe and physio @marilou_lamy who dealt with me and helped me navigate a darker period. #asics #teamasics #sportium #polar #RBColympians #athleticscanada #athletisme #maurten

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The runner had a difficult couple years, sitting out most of 2019 with an injury. However, Philibert-Thiboutot came back to the track very fit and ran a great 5,000m at the Boston University Season Opener in December 2019, finishing in 13:30.79. That time was an indoor personal best, bettered his outdoor PB by three seconds, and shattered the Quebec indoor 5,000m record by 26 seconds. The previous record was set in 1986 by Alain Bordeleau.
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Philibert-Thiboutot’s current playlist:

Breathe Deeper – Tame Impala
One More Year – Tame Impala
Triumph – Wu Tang Clan
Jet Lag – A$AP Ferg
Genesis – Grimes
All Caps – Madvillain
Gengis – Polo and Pan
Soul Right – Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Furthest Thing – Drake
Move your Feet – Junior Senior
One More Time – Daft Punk