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The Performance Life

Jen Freemas' Pregame Playlist

Meet Jen Freemas (that's her pictured above). Jen is a performance specialist for the Core Performance Center in Santa Monica, California and a former Track and Field athlete at the University of Massachusetts.

As you can imagine, juggling school, athletics and a social life got pretty hectic for Jen. “The music that I listened to helped to relax me and clear my mind," she says. "Track and Field is more mental than you might think."

Whether the music had any impact, something worked—she earned two Atlantic 10 400m Hurdle Championships by the time she graduated. “I played fast sounds for the warm-up and lighter sounds to help visualize and relax. The last thing you want to do is psych yourself out.”

Below, Jen put together a collection of her favorite songs from college. Check out what she turned on to help her zone in:

  • B.O.B. – Outkast
  • List of Demands – Saul Williams
  • I'm Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  • Lapdance – N.E.R.D.
  • Got to Give It Up – Marvin Gaye
  • She Wants to Move – N.E.R.D.
  • Apologize – Timbaland ft. One Republic
  • Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  • Danger! High Voltage – Electric Six
  • Ecstasy – Rusted Root
  • Firestarter – The Prodigy

Tags: College, Focus, Motivation