Running without Laura!

So having graduated I'm now trying to run to my own music playlists, but am struggling with this a little. As a musician I would love to be able to put together playlists which allow me to run to the beat but I can't seem to work out what this is!!

I seem to have a cadence of around 160 and my pace is around 7 1/2 to 8 mins per km. I tried using and it reckoned my bpm for an 8 min km was around 120, but I tried that tonight and the music was too slow.(which I don't mind - I find myself working out a pattern with the music)

Is it just a case of trial and error, or is there a way to work this out?!

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  • I actually did try running with music recommended by for my cadence (which is about 170-175) and it was definitely too slow, so I've decided to try music with a BPM that matches my cadence on my next run. I'd love to know if there is a specific calculation that provides the optimum BPM though!

  • I think I saw something somewhere... not helpful right now, I know! I'll look later. Right now I need to take OH to work.

    Uh. What's nom?

  • Nom = bpm (auto corrected on my phone!!!!) Lol!!


    Something like this?

  • Oo - I shall have to have a proper look at that one- thank you ☺

  • "Audiofuel" are supposed to do music to run by. They are the same people who did Laura's music, so maybe not everybody's taste😈. I also have problems with playlists. At the moment I'm running "naked", without music.

  • That's very brave of you in this weather JaySee! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚

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  • Way too much information Flossie22 ! But I was wondering why I don't see many people when I'm out. I thought it was because it was so early, but they must be running a mile when I come into sight! Glad I can get people running though!

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  • I just listen to my own playlist of music that makes me happy!

  • Listening to music I like definitely works for me - I actually look forward to running

  • There are a few sites that classify songs by their bpm

    This site looks good, you type in the name and the artist and it tells you the bpm

    To caluculate a songs bpm try here or here is an android app that does it for you

    Good luck

  • I have this and still use it occasionally; it is quite good as you can tailor it to your own needs :)

    I do prefer to use my own music, and have over time, found which tracks suit my pace :)

  • All I know is that if I want to go faster, then the Gardener's Question Time podcast is not the best accompaniment...

  • It's early days so you will struggle to keep up with faster tracks. I think having a variety of beats is better for your leg building. Slow, fast, medium etc etc, rather than just the same beat. As your legs get stronger you will find it easier to run to any beat that pops up on your playlist

    I found a website which listed tracks by bpm. I googled and found it. Can't recall where though

    I have a track that is heavy on jungle drums. When the drums start I know I got trouble. LOL Have fun!

  • Find the song in your playlist that matches your steps. Then Google the song title along with BPM. This worked well for me as far as finding music that fit meπŸ™‚

  • Thank you for all your advice......I'll let you know how I get on!!!πŸŽΆπŸƒπŸŽΆ

  • I ran to this yesterday, amongst other things, and thought about your cadence. I like this one

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