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  • 951runner Amateur 24 posts since
    Aug 16, 2007
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    75. Aug 16, 2007 6:33 PM (in response to rickroker)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    Eminem "Lose Yourself "is a GREAT pre-marathon kick-*** motivating song !

  • Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
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    76. Aug 16, 2007 10:20 PM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    The Chili Peppers have a lot of great stuff to run too. I'd like to put another vote in for U2's "It's a beautiful day." Also, I bought Matt Nathanson's new album that came out on Tuesday and it's got some great tunes as well.






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  • ActiveAdmin Active.com Staff 61 posts since
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    77. Aug 17, 2007 7:52 AM (in response to Beerpace)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    I used to jump on a trampoline next to speakers (very loud) in the basement as a child. Seriously. Therefore, I soon got my first walkman when I was about 10.

  • CMBrenda Rookie 1 posts since
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    78. Aug 17, 2007 10:18 AM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

     

    While I agree that ipods can be a problem when used to loud they also have brought people out to running, walking, etc that otherwise might not have gotten involved. I love my shuffle - the beats, lyrics, emotions the music brings have helped keep me going longer or faster several times. That said - I always keep my volume where I can hear what is going on around me, hear other runners approaching, and of course keep my eyes alert. Would I rather listen to the waves on the beach while I run - of course. Unfortunately, we don't all have beaches to run along.

     

     

    Having small children at home being able to run and listen to my music without interuptions is a double dose of personal time that makes me look forward to my runs all that much more.

     

     

    So - what do I listen to? A mix of several different things. Bon Jovi, Poison, U2, VanHalen, Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, David Crowder, Soundtrack songs, worship songs, 80's songs, an instrumental guitar songs my husband has recorded. I like a mix so it's set to shuffle - most are high energy, fast beat songs but some are motivational based on the images they create for instance the Chariots of Fire theme.

     

     

     

     

     

  • runningfiend Amateur 10 posts since
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    79. Aug 17, 2007 10:29 AM (in response to CMBrenda)
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    I realized recently that I wasn't running as well when I listen to music. In fact, I just decided to take a break from music for a while. I have such specific tastes, that the music I listened to was pretty limited and I was hearing the same things over and over again. I switched to podcasts and audiobooks, and found that my running is more consistent. The music seemed to make me run faster than my body was ready for and I would tire out too quickly. I still like to have something to listen to; I am a real history buff and always like to improve my mind as well as my body; I have found some terrific podcasts from the BBC and NPR. They are great running companions.

     

     

  • Dirt_lover Rookie 2 posts since
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    80. Aug 17, 2007 9:19 PM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

     

    "The loneliness of the long distance runner" by Iron Maiden.  It has the right beat for your strides and the words are to the key.  I like Killswitch Engage

     

     

  • krazy k Rookie 7 posts since
    Aug 18, 2007
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    81. Aug 18, 2007 4:20 PM (in response to Dirt_lover)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

     

    "ladies and gentleman" by saliva,

     

     

    "in the end" by linkin park,

     

     

    "stranglehold" by ted nugent

     

     

  • Jdrex Rookie 1 posts since
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    82. Aug 20, 2007 10:49 AM (in response to helen82)
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    PREPARE FOR THE FIGHT - The Lovemakers

     

     

    PRICE OF GAS - Bloc Party

     

     

  • Toness Rookie 3 posts since
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    83. Aug 22, 2007 9:15 AM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    Rocket Falls on Rocket Falls by Godspeed You Black Emperor

  • artrenegade Rookie 4 posts since
    Sep 25, 2007
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    84. Oct 1, 2007 9:34 PM (in response to Maureen125)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Stray Cats, Beastie Boys, and Jedi Mind Tricks!

  • runningirl99 Rookie 1 posts since
    Sep 29, 2007
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    85. Oct 1, 2007 10:22 PM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    I only listen to my iPod when road running or treadmill training. I like to hear what is going on around me when trail and beach running.

    My top Fav Songs, some are almost embarrasing:

    Fat Boy Slim- The Rockafeller Skank and Wonderful Night

    I See You Baby(Fat Boy Slim Remix) Groove Armada----Great song to keep you pushing on!!!

    Moby-Extreme Ways

    Nelly Fertado- Maneater

    David Bowie-Rebel Rebel

    Kayne West-Gold Digger and Stronger

    Young MC- Bust a Move

  • Darwesht Rookie 1 posts since
    Oct 3, 2007
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    86. Oct 3, 2007 8:56 AM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

     

    Before running I like only instrumental music.  I prefer theme music from movies like;

     

     

    The Last of The Mohicans theme

     

     

    Braveheart Theme

     

     

    various scores from The Lord of The Rings

     

     

    I find listening to music with words before distracting during a race as those lyrics stick in my head and cause my mind to wander.  Listening to music while I run is a pet peeve of mine.

     

     

  • copul8 Rookie 3 posts since
    Oct 9, 2007
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    87. Oct 9, 2007 12:20 PM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    Welcome to the jungle, Sweet Child O'mine, and Lunatic Fringe!!

  • BrandonOrr Rookie 3 posts since
    Oct 2, 2007
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    88. Oct 10, 2007 5:23 AM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

    Anything Hip/Hop.  I need something upbeat

  • BMarie888 Rookie 2 posts since
    Oct 10, 2007
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    89. Oct 10, 2007 7:59 AM (in response to helen82)
    Re: favorite running song(s)?

     

    Wow everyone has such a mix of tastes.  For me if I'm running with my dog I don't like to have music on (she keeps me running enough without it).  Running alone I have different play lists, I agree if the music is too upbeat I push myself too hard; but I have a reserve playlist for when I can't get motivated...it has all 80's and pop songs that just keep me going. 

     

     

    Thanks for some good suggestions...

     

     

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