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  • This IS my race pace Pro 103 posts since
    Oct 19, 2007
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    15. Apr 13, 2011 7:02 PM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Now that I've acted the fool and have been posting like a crazy man, here's my go at this:

     

    First, to actually RUN to, I went to YouTube and downloaded a bunch of Marine Corps running cadences that were posted.  Great cadence at about 160 bpm which works good for a 9-10 min/mi.  (Hey - the big boy runs slow, but he runs far ).  Also, if you sing along it helps you learn to build and regulate your breathing.  For running and inspiration for running, my top three would be:

     

    1)  Marathon - Rush

    2)  Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden

    3)  The Runner - Mafred Mann

    3a)  Where are We Running - Lenny Kravitz

    3b)  How Fast Can You Run - Rocco Deluca

    3c)  You Are A Runner (And I am My Father's Son) - Wolf Parade

    3d)  How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20  (good tune for the end of a 200 mi/24 hr. relay)

     

    I have to leave now.   It's windy, rainy, 10:00 at night, I just did 12 hrs. and I'm dead tired, but just thinking about this makes me want to lace 'em up and head out and if I don't walk away from this now I probably will. 

  • ORcoastrunner Pro 83 posts since
    Apr 9, 2011
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    16. Apr 13, 2011 9:22 PM (in response to madness59)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Madness,

    You are thinking of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, or just "Iz."

     

    I think I'll be downloading a bunch of new songs to my running playlist!





    I may not be good, but I'm slow!

  • DMandrich Rookie 4 posts since
    Mar 29, 2011
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    17. Apr 14, 2011 5:59 AM (in response to Ericl777)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    ERICL777!    muh muh muh muh muh muh MY SHARONA!    Thanks A LOT!

  • DMandrich Rookie 4 posts since
    Mar 29, 2011
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    18. Apr 14, 2011 6:08 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    A-Punk, Vampire Weekend

    Tom Petty, Runnin Down a Dream

    Collective Soul, Goodnight Good Guy

     

    1st 5K - 4/03/11 - 28:41.8

  • vballhjs Amateur 13 posts since
    Oct 11, 2010
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    19. Apr 14, 2011 7:23 AM (in response to Tippboy)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Will be adding Fields of Athenry - Dropkick Murphys to my running playlist...  Thanx for the suggestion! 

    Heres my top three:

    1.  I Promise You I Will - Depeche Mode (yes the one from the end of Napoleon Dynamite... dunno why it works but it gets me moving like nothing else)

    2.  Top of the World - Van Halen

    3.  Forever - Chris Brown

    Corny I know but it works for me... also have Amazing Grace by Dropkick Murphies and Hold on Tight - ELO on there as well... good suggestions!

  • Ericl777 Rookie 7 posts since
    Mar 23, 2011
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    20. Apr 14, 2011 8:01 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Here are my top 3 lately (that seem to be on a different planet than the majority here, sorry)-

     

    -"Ghost of Tom Joad" Bruce Springsteen with Tom Morello, live version.  (It's about 8 mins long, so I know when it is over I should be around a mile).

    -"Hot Tin Roof" Brian Setzer Orchestra, live

    -"Sultans of Swing", Dire Straits

  • HeyJen Rookie 1 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    21. Apr 19, 2011 8:14 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    i love this topic too and love the ideas...right now my top 3 are:

     

    Dog Days are Over by Florence & the Machine

    Umbrella / Singing in the Rain Mashup by Gwenyth P. & Glee

    Run this Town by Jay-Z and Rihanna

  • Sue1070 Rookie 1 posts since
    Apr 18, 2011
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    22. Apr 19, 2011 1:35 PM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I think mine have to be Foo Fighters songs because they're so full of energy, I feel like I run faster when I'm listening to them.  My top three are:

    Best of You

    All My Life

    Everlong

  • MauiTres Rookie 3 posts since
    Apr 4, 2011
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    23. Apr 19, 2011 2:15 PM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I'm really enjoying couch to 5k podcasts by Carli at runningintoshape.com

  • Marinefool Rookie 1 posts since
    Apr 27, 2009
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    24. Apr 21, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I like this question. My top three running songs. Chevelle Send the pain below SoundGarden Rusty Cage The All American Rejects Move along. Move along by The All American Rejects is my powersong really helps me pull out a little extra in my run. 

  • racitraci Rookie 3 posts since
    Apr 25, 2011
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    25. Apr 25, 2011 1:47 PM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Seriously three?  Oh boy.

     

    "Animals"   Nickelback, "Paralyser"  Finger Eleven, "If you want blood"  ac/dc....... if you want to get-r-done!

     

    "Break up song"  Greg Kihn,  "She's got the (woo-hoo)"  Sugar Ray, "I'm not running anymore"  John Mellencamp, "Trouble"  Pink,  "Mercury Blues"  David Lindley,  "Forget you"  Cee Lo Green, "Don't Stop"  Fleetwood Mac, "Mr.Brightside"  Killers .......... if you don't want to stop smiling on your run!

     

    For long marathon training runs I've actually downloaded audio books to my ipod, and listened to a couple of novels during training.  It mixes it up!

  • MrNibbles Amateur 16 posts since
    Apr 25, 2011
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    26. Apr 25, 2011 2:22 PM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Last nights run playlist  included:

     

    Wasted Years - Iron Maiden
    Killed By Death - Motorhead
    You Don't Remember. I'll Never Forget - Yngvie Malmsteen

    For the record I also had Jevel, Counting Crows and Tom Petty on there. But when I need that extra boost it has to be metal.





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    2011:

    Loop The Lakes 5K Vernon Hills 4/30/11: 28:49

    Fox River Running Club Weight Watchers® Walk-It Day 5k Mchenry 5/22/11: 29:32

    Grant Township 5K 2011 8/14/11: 26:13

    Long Grove Turkey Trot 2011 11/24/11: 27:43


  • MammaQ Rookie 2 posts since
    Apr 26, 2010
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    27. May 10, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I love this thread! Thanks for all the awesome suggestions! Tough to pick 3 but my favs this week are:  Rolling in the Deep, Adele ET, Katy Perry and Eminem I'm Goin In, Drake & Lil Wayne (kinda naughty lyrics but it makes me giggle)   I'm going to look in to those podcasts, I've been wanting to figure out how to match my music to my cadence. I slow down and speed up with the tempo of the song playing...   J

  • Tippboy Amateur 13 posts since
    Oct 2, 2007
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    28. May 10, 2011 9:32 AM (in response to MrNibbles)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Gotta agree - Iron Maiden always gives me a boost in the last few miles.

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007
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    29. May 10, 2011 11:35 AM (in response to Tippboy)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Hard to pick three, depends on my mood/sprit and distance I am running:  Here are a few I like and never skip.

    Even Flow Pearl Jam

    Comedown Bush

    Somewhere I belong Numb Linkin Park

    Stop, Jane Says, Don't Follow  Jane's Addiction

    Guerilla Radio Rage Against the Machine

    Tool Sober

    Life Maxi Priest

    Love to Change the World Ten Years After

    Bring me to Life Evanescence

    Tuesday After Noon Moody Blues

    Turn to Stone joe Walsh

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