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delta_90017 Rookie 2 posts since
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Nov 29, 2007 9:59 AM

Running music

I just bought an IPOD and want to laod it for marathon training.  What songs do you like for running?  I need about three hours of them.

  • Yodiwan Pro 123 posts since
    Oct 1, 2007
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    1. Nov 29, 2007 12:57 PM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music

    I think it's kind of fun to run to songs that are either affiliated with running or have "run" (or "walk" or "dance") in the lyrics/title: the theme from Chariots of Fire, Springsteen's Born to Run or Dancing in the Dark, the Proclaimers I Wanna Be (500 Miles), Men at Work's Safety Dance, Pat Benatar's We Belong (watch Talladega Nights if you're wondering about that one!), Eminem's Rabbit Run, Kanye's Jesus Walks.



    If you want music with a good beat but without lyrics (sometimes people like lyrics but sometimes people find them distracting), I like the Afro Celt Sound System and Bond.



    Someone posted a question about running music a couple weeks back and there were a lot of responses to that. If you can find the question, I'm sure that will give you a lot of ideas. Also, iTunes has a lot of running and workout iMixes. Have fun! (Although you may want to think about using the iPod in the race itself -- lots of discussion about that issue too ...)

    Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not.  When you race him, he will win.

  • Jay Silvio We're Not Worthy 1,775 posts since
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    2. Dec 6, 2007 8:59 AM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music

    I start out almost all of my elliptical workouts with AC/DC's "It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock And Roll)".  I also suggest Cake's "The Distance" and Iron Maiden's "Run To The Hills".

  • saraallent Legend 1,063 posts since
    Oct 2, 2007
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    3. Dec 12, 2007 4:31 PM (in response to Jay Silvio)
    Re: Running music

    "Showdown" - Electric Light Orchestra

    "Mad World" - Tears for Fears

    "Black Betty" - Ram Jam

    "Juke Box Hero" - Foreigner

    "No Not Now" - Hot Hot Heat

    "Stuck in the Metal" - Eagles of Death Metal

    "Fox on the Run" - Sweet

    "Blinded by the Light" - Mafred Mann

    "Sweet Lullabies" - Jason Michael Clark & Chris Youkum

    "You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC

    "Back in Black" - AC/DC

    "Highway to Hell" - AC/DC

  • SherpaGirl Amateur 9 posts since
    Dec 13, 2007
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    4. Dec 13, 2007 4:10 PM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music


    I am an absolute IPOD geek.  I have playlists for pretty much every work out I do.  I have a lot of them named by either the event I am training for or how long they are.  One of the things I have found is to make playlists of my favorite songs.  Sometimes I just surf  iTunes to find songs I forgot I like.  My favorite playlist right now has:



    Higher Love - Steve Winwood



    Hit me with your best shot - Pat Benatar



    Livin La Vida Loca



    Hurt so good



    The way you move





















  • runnergirlkim Rookie 2 posts since
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    5. Dec 16, 2007 7:51 AM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music

    Check itunes in the Podcast section- there is a great one called Podrunner. It is free to download and, if you like dance type music, it is great. Many of the mixes are at least an hour long.

  • nbpgt Rookie 1 posts since
    Oct 30, 2007
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    6. Jan 2, 2008 1:18 PM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music

    usually drum & bass or hip hop.  occasionally some rock.

  • crtrujillo Amateur 8 posts since
    Oct 2, 2007
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    7. Jan 3, 2008 10:55 AM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music

    I'm a sucker for puck and rockabilly.

  • jeffbc94 Expert 45 posts since
    Oct 11, 2007
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    8. Jan 4, 2008 1:12 PM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music

    i-Tunes also has a few playlists in their "essentials" section that are good compilations. Type in "i-Tunes essentials" in the search bar to find them:


    Running through the Hits



    Running through the 70s (and 80s, and 90s)






    You can look at the lists, and either put them together with your own library, or purchase the setlist from i-tunes. Most have three sets of 25 songs each, for a total of 74-75 songs per list.


    Message was edited by: jeffbc94

    Personally, like running to Dave Matthews, Dashboard Confessional, Eminem, Fallout Boy, Modest Mouse, Angels & Airwaves, and of course "Sirius" by the Alan Parsons Project (formerly the opening music for the Chicago Bulls, among others).  It's an interesting mix, always changing as I hear new tunes to add to the collection.

  • jeffleeismyhero Rookie 2 posts since
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    9. Jan 8, 2008 11:58 AM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music


    If you're a Mac user checkout Tangerine! found at:



    It will build your playlist based on a time given and look at the beats per minute of songs to give you a playlist that increase/decreases in tempo and feel.



  • jeffbc94 Expert 45 posts since
    Oct 11, 2007
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    10. Jan 17, 2008 6:41 PM (in response to jeffleeismyhero)
    Re: Running music





    Does this only work with Macs??  Sounds like something I would want to check out, but I only have a PC.



  • jeffbc94 Expert 45 posts since
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    11. Jan 17, 2008 6:47 PM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music


    My current running playlist has about 200 songs in it, so I won't list them all.

    Here are some of the highlights of a few recent runs:



    Lose Yourself - Eminem



    Stolen - Dashboard Confessional



    Read My Mind - The Killers



    Numb - Linkin Park



    Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio



    Survivalism - Nine Inch Nails



    Keep the Car Running - Arcade Fire



    Points of Authority - Angels and Airwaves



    Santa Monica - Everclear



    Into Your Hideout - Pilot Speed



    Signal Fire - Snow Patrol (great interval/fartlek run!)



    The Idea of You - Dave Matthews Band



    Soldier - Eminem



    It Hurts - Angels and Airwaves



    The Crane Wife 3 - Decemberists



    The Adventure - Angels and Airwaves



    Tessie - Dropkick Murphys



    I'll post a few more every so often if people are still reading - and I'm always looking for new tunes to add!









  • slneill Amateur 15 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    12. Jan 27, 2008 4:02 PM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music


    Lots of Red Hot Chili Peppers - for whatever reason, their music seems to go along PERFECTLY with every run. Slow, fast, whatever... the energy is just perfect.






  • jeffbc94 Expert 45 posts since
    Oct 11, 2007
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    13. Feb 11, 2008 11:09 AM (in response to jeffbc94)
    Re: Running music


    the next installment - in case people are still reading!






    Square Dance - Eminem

    Politik - Coldplay

    Powerless (Say What You Want) - Nelly Furtado

    Slow Decay - Dashboard Confessional

    In the End - Linkin Park

    Where the Streets Have No Name- U2

    Do It For Me Now - Angels and Airwaves

    Move Along - All-American Rejects

    God Put a Smile on Your Face - Coldplay

    I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys

    Everything to Everyone - Everclear

    Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance

    Speed of Sound - Coldplay

    From the Inside - Linkin Park *great tempo run!

    Living in Your Letters - Dashboard Confessional

    Dashboard - Modest Mouse

    Hailie's Song - Eminem

    The Gift - Angels and Airwaves

    This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy

    Trip Like I Do - Crystal Method

    AM Radio - Everclear

    Konstantine - Something Corporate

    The War - Angels and Airwaves

    Such Great Heights - Postal Service

    Down - Blink 182



  • KWallace13 Amateur 48 posts since
    Feb 24, 2007
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    14. Feb 15, 2008 4:45 PM (in response to delta_90017)
    Re: Running music

    My running playlist is very eclectic, but my favorite to run to (the one I speed up with when I hear it), is definitely 'Apache' by the Sugarhill Gang. Missy Elliot has a nice improv on it called 'We Run This'. I find the title to be appropriate. =)

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