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What do you listen to when you run?

agirlinwinter profile image

I’m only on week 2 and so far I’ve just been listening to the Couch to 5K app. However, if (when) I get to longer runs, I’m going to need something to distract me.

Any recommendations for music or podcasts please would be great. Thank you 😊

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I’m only on week 1 at the minute but I listen to Spotify’s Gym UK playlist, it’s full of songs that keep a good beat to run to :)

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Imc50Moderator

Go for the BBC sounds app and take your pick 👍

Anything with electric guitars and a good drum beat!

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RoxdogGraduate

Do you have spotify? If so do ehat U did and make yourself a playlist for running. Taste is an individual thing but I find long tracks the best. At the moment I have some heavy metal, but the slow tracks which build up, rather than the frantic ones. Frantic,pumping music can be too hectic I think. Slower tracks keep you running at a slow tempo. Just my thoughts....

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RoxdogGraduate in reply to Roxdog

Sorry about the typos!

You can play music along with the app, the music just goes quiet when your trainer speaks to you. A nice upbeat playlist of your favourite tunes, put on shuffle would be great.

Well done and keep going! 😊x

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Speedy60Graduate

Before Christmas I was listening to BBC Sounds Strictly playlist. Now my lovely son has given me a year's subscription to Spotify and I'm playing around with my own playlist, some old tunes, some new.

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Ch0911Graduate

"The Hashtag Show" podcast on Spotify on W1R1 but was giggling away to myself too much lol so I listen to Spotifys "Run Wild" playlist on shuffle.

FYI The Hashtag Show is hilarious!!

Thank you all for the great suggestions. I don’t have Spotify unfortunately. I’ll check out the BBC Sounds app and The Hashtag Show. Just did week 2 run 2 tonight, woo hoo!

Have a massive Spotify runspo list now. It’s pretty eclectic. Was a bit of Santana’s Smooth a blast of Kiss and Crazy Nights and my personal fave Rihanna and We found love in a hopeless place, last time!

Love hearing and stealing runspo tracks 😊

I've got Amazon music and I downloaded a playlist to my phone, which I keep adding to and just play on shuffle.

Here you go

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Some real cheese on there, but it keeps me smiling as I run

Mig

Great stuff Migster! Defo stealing some of those. Forgotten the Verve! Perhaps can jog over a car with attitude like the old vid 😀

RunningMigster profile image
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to Comfortnotspeed

🤣... I though highway to hell was a nice touch!

agirlinwinter profile image
agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Some great songs on there, I’m going to put them in my playlist.

RunningMigster profile image
RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to agirlinwinter

And some songs you wouldn't listen to any other time 🤣🤣

agirlinwinter profile image
agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Love a bit of cheese. There’s going to be plenty of that in my playlist 👍

Ooh dear .... I’ve got a few of those guilty secrets only to be played with headphones. OK. Britney Spears..😳

agirlinwinter profile image
agirlinwinterGraduate in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Nothing wrong with a bit of Britney!

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RunningMigsterGraduate in reply to agirlinwinter

I dont think I'll be admitting to any of my guilty pleasures in public 🤣🤣🤣🤣

😂🤣

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