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For all those just starting out and wanting to get a feel for how fast to run during a 5km run whether or not its training or a fun run here is a suggestion from run2rhythm if you are wanting to run 40 minutes for the distance
Tempo Jogging (medium) 45 minutes Approx Distance covered 5.6 km or 3.5 miles
On the Delta 156bpm - Nick Charles Juvien156bpm - Adrian Vincent Power of Sound 156bpm - Andrew Batterham
If this is a bit too fast you could try running at paces of Slow Jogging.
If anyone wants to know any other running times related to music speeds let me know.
A 30 minute 5 km is an average of 6 minutes per km.
You can achieve this either of 3 ways
A) Start slow - finish fast
B) Start fast - finish slow (bad choice)
C) Run steady
Suggestion 1) A Little more difficult to maintain, you will be finishing the last 2.2km @ 5min per km pace
Golden Mile 160bpm -Taran Carter - Smooth sounds and beautiful voice
Bionic Pulse 166bpm - Adrian Szondy - Powerful driving sound with great percussion
Suggestion 2) Run steady @6min per km pace
Vienna 163bpm - Adrian Vincent - Funky sound, good percussion and melody
Looking for a clue part4 163bpm - Harald Riedel - Drum and Bass from a great artist
You will find these and plenty more at http://run2r.com/running-music-store.aspx
Let me know how you go.
I will post some new suggestions for running 5km in 25, 30, 35 amd 40 mins in about 10hours.
I will also give detailed descriptions of what to expect with the music.
As promised here are some suggestions for mixing some run sessions from run2rhythm
5 km runs
25 mins - Bionic Pulse 166bpm - Adrian Szondy http://www.run2r.com/running-music-store%2B166bpm.aspx#6
Adrenolynx 166 bpm - Adrian Szondy - same link as above strong,
.......definitive beat for drive and big brass for power. With a wide layer of sounds to take you away from the stress of life, the music changes from electronic and rock to jazz and funk with some jungle thrown in. 6/8 time occasionally thrown in gives a great feel.
30 mins - Vienna 163bpm - Adrian Vincent http://www.run2r.com/running-music-store%2B163bpm.aspx#8
.......hip-hop, dance, classical and jazz, this album provides a wide range of moods and genres, underpinned by a consistent compositional style
Looking for a clue #4, 163 bpm - Harald Riedel http://www.run2r.com/running-music-store%2B163bpm.aspx#13
........strong drum and bass, ambient styles not dreamy and gives the music a harder edge and drive.
35 mins - Warm up track - Run for your life - 160bpm - Taran Carter http://www.run2r.com/running-music-store%2B160bpm.aspx#10
Golden Mile - 160bpm - Taran Carter - same link as above
Finish Line - 160bpm - Taran Carter - same link as above
.........driving sound scapes, funky jazz tunes and catchy pop songs get the imagination racing as fast as the legs.
40 mins - On the Delta - 156bpm - Nick Charles http://www.run2r.com/running-music-store%2B156bpm.aspx
.....melodies and feels evolve with dynamism and introduce many familiar sounds and images. Real acoustic music set to a contemporary beat.
Walls and Mirrors - 160bpm - Taran Carter http://www.run2r.com/running-music-store%2B160bpm.aspx#10
.....humour and nostalgia will motivate, fascinate, elevate and stimulate any run. There are elements of Motown, Bebop and early Hip-Hop with touches of Groove Armada
Power of Sound - 156 bpm - Andrew Batterham http://www.run2r.com/running-music-store%2B156bpm.aspx#4
.....powerful running sounds and The power of sound, a superhuman orchestral track to uplift your spirits. Be inspired. Be very inspired...
These mixes have been chosen for their variety, great sounds and stong driving beat. They are all GREAT running tracks. Hope you enjoy.
Good luck with your training and endeavours.
I am new here but I have been looking at this community for a while. I was so enthusiastic about running with the music from run2rhythm that I had to post.
I chose the 40 minutes for 5 km suggestion and it was just great. It actually took me about 15 secs less.
The run2rhythm music is very good to run to.
Thank you for that. What we are doing at run2rhythm is giving runners the experience of running smooth during the run and at the same time helping them run at paces (speed) related to the BPM.
One question - did you notice any difference in how you felt after running with run2rhythm music? Did you feel that the time seemed to go faster - an experience most of our runners have.
Gary Blake - Founder run2rhythm
Give you a suggestion for a fast 5km run.
Did a (fast 22mins for me)5km tonight after work. Started off with Force Within by Morgan (good rock) and finished with Phoenix by Szondy. Both solid and powerful tracks. Good pace and I ran great. Hoping to break 20 minutes soon. I like the fact that your run2rhythm tracks are all 15minutes long. Means I get a consistent rhythm which I like.
Has anyone run with Power of Sound - Andrew Batterham from run2rhythm. It is a fantastic 15 minute track that really inspired me and got over some hils that really hurt. I just felt great afterwards.
Tomorrow I am going to run with the whole album. It goes for an hour and it will be my longest run.
I ran the 5km 'Mother day' classic in Melbourne listening to Power of Sound on my iPod. It was simply amazing as people would rush past me but I would catch them later, particularly on the hills during the run.
I found it truly inspiring.
There are new suggested musicmixes going up on the website later today for running marathon through to 5 and 10 km.
Good luck with training and events.