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Out of interest what do you listen too whilst running ? I listen to Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, She Sells Sanctuary by The Cure in fact anything that's load and drowns out the noise of me breathing 😂😂

I find it a lot easier to run to something with a good beat

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Tanethra profile image

Yep I like running to rock music also been listening to The Infinite Monkey Cage Podcasts recently as a bit of a break from music when I've played my selections to death!

TiredOldMan profile image
TiredOldManGraduate in reply to Tanethra

Infinite Monkey Cage is brilliant!

Learning whilst exercising, can't be bad :)

Bonobo, latest album Migration - I like the rhythm and it is also quite chilled at the same time. I'm only on week one though so that may change!

in reply to flossiefrufru

Love Bonobo ! Good call

TiredOldMan profile image

I used to just have a playlist of my favourite music..... until I found myself jogging along quite nicely in time to 'Don't Stop Me Now' by Queen. Since then (last week) I've searched the internet for lists of songs with roughly the same beats per minute (156). I've now got a playlist that I can run to with an added advantage of listening to some great stuff I wouldn't ordinarily have listened to.

Sunn O)))

and then I run really really slowly. Like a mastodon in a tar pit.

misswobble profile image

Me too 😃 Ooh I love She sells Santuary. I have some Foo Fighters too, not sure which but like it

I love Footloose, kenny logins.t he Who Baba O'Riley must be my top,pick. Love One Republic Love Runs Out. a good un is Snake Eyed Surprise my Paul Oakenfold Shifty .shell shock. It was new to me but I love it now, for running that is. I don't usually go for country music but I like itfor running. Stand by your Maynnnnn

Millsie-J profile image
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to misswobble

we went to see Tho Who a couple of weeks ago, absolutely brilliant. Baba O'reilly teeerrrriiific!

Im a Boy, Pinball Wizard.. My Generation, Pictures of Lilly, fantastic sound! Zak Starkey, Ringo Starrs son now plays drums for them .... originally taught by his god-father......Keith Moon, bl...y marvellous!!!!

All great to run to!

TiredOldMan profile image
TiredOldManGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Oh that makes me feel old. I went to see The Who's "Farewell" tour in Birmingham in 1979. Farewell!!! The Tee shirt I bought wore out years ago 😂

Millsie-J profile image
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to TiredOldMan

Not so farewell was it? They have just finished touring, it was brilliant! It was Birmingham for us, didnt see them in our youth unfortunately . Rodger Daltry can still belt it out - he is 73! Pete Townsend still a master of the guitar!

ju-ju- profile image

Lately I have been listening to Spotify's daily mix picked just for me.... I like a bit of something to dance to. On long runs something a little slower beat helps slow the HR down.....

Irish-John profile image

I now start all my runs with "Maneater" by Hall and Oates. At 88 BPM it helps me begin with a nice sensible pace :)

What ever's on my phone lol its a random mix ranging from Take That to The Specials, Madness and Bad Manners

Sillybilly1 profile image

Now that's what I call running 2017, lots of various genres with an upbeat tempo, or Dr Karl (Australian Scientist) podcast, depends on my mood!

SueKen profile image

Taylor Swift has been helping my through week 3.......

As a classical music lover, my choice is a little "off-beat" though it does have a good beat. Steve Reich is my preferred choice - classical/jazz crossover. His best stuff has a constant pounding rhythm, over which there are gradual changes to keep it interesting. I also find the mood very upbeat and uplifting. Probably the best of all is the mundanely titled "Music for 18 Musicians". You can find several recordings of it on Spotify. Kind of like Classical headbanging! If going for rock music, I reckon Metallica or Bon Jovi would go pretty well.

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