I don't think I could run without music, I'm a 30-something mum of two with happy memories of clubbing, gigging and cheesy discos behind me. I run to hard house and if I'm struggling I take my mind back to the club and reach for the lasers, a bit mad maybe but whatever helps me push on.
On my first run I hadn't quite got my head round how the BBC/NHS app music feature works and ended up doing "shuffle all" on my entire music library. So the playlist went a bit like this:
- The Beatles, Hey Jude
- Royal Blood, Better Strangers
- Gypsy Kings, Bamboleo
- Muse, Time Is Running Out
- Beastie Boys, Pass The Mic
- UB40, If It Happens Again
- the Offspring, Staring At The Sun
and finally to really motivate me:
- Whistle While You Work from Snow White (yes I have kids)
It was an interesting run(/walk)!
I found a 70's disco workout mix on iTunes last week and it's brilliant, all the happiness of classic disco sped up to a rave pace. I love it!
I imagine music is important to most runners and am interested to hear what others are doing with their running playlist....