(Closed) What do you listen to when you run?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When running long distances I prefer to listen to relaxing music so death cab for cutie, John Layer, some Red hot chili peppers, block party, and coldplay. If I am sprinting I prefer rock like System of the down or electronica.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This might not be much help, but I listen to audio books when I run. I started listening to them during my commute to work, and I like to listen to them now while I run. It keeps my mind off my pace/distance when I just want to get the miles done.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m all over the place with my running music- Black-Eyed Peas, Florence and the Machines, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews, random 80s and 90 dance music…. just some of my faves!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I absolutely love to run to Girl Talk. He’s a DJ that mixes all sorts of stuff together, and one album with 13 tracks plays like one continuous track. The music is always changing, is up beat and makes me want to groove. Love. It.

A warning though, these albums would definitely have an “explicit” label on them. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have done about a half dozen half marathons and am training for my first full, so I have a full playlist. I won’t go too broad, but I’ll recommend my favorites:

Song:

“Ali in the Jungle” by the Hours – SERIOUSLY. SO MOTIVATING. I get goosebumps in the middle of my runs.

Podcast:

The Two Gomers:

“Two Gomers Run a Half Marathon”, “Two Gomers Run a Marathon/Sub Five Strive” and “Two Gomers Run for their Lives”. These podcasts (in the above order) follow two former band geeks (not a negative term – Gomer for Life!) who decide they want to change their lives and try for a half marathon, then a marathon, then a second marathon. If you are not an elite runner, they are so relatable and hilarious. I have laughed out loud in the middle of my run on multiple occasions. If you can run while listening to talking (it’s well edited, especially as the series progresses, with clips of motivating music between sections) this is a MUST download. They are genuinely good, funny guys that have gotten me through hundreds of miles.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I asked the same question a few months ago. Some helpful info in that thread too:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/running-music

Currently listening to a lot of techno and new wave bands like the Cure etc, though the other day my MP3 player bit the dust in terms of battery life and I ended up running to a best of CD for They Might Be Giants. It was definitely interesting. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I like to listen to music that is upbeat enough to keep me at a good pace. Usually dance music, which isn’t what I listen to normally.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MsLlamaFace:  Girl Talk is my favorite too!  I wish there were more albums.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The birds chirping and usually geese making a ton of noise! I’m boring sorry.. 🙁 I only run 2 miles, so it’s quickish. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Recently? David Guetta. The beat is great to keep my pace to. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I listen to a mixture of hip-hop, rock, top 40’s, etc.  Basically things that have a good beat to pace myself with.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also listen to a variety when I run- I like upbeat music, so some things by Elton John, the Beatles, Black-Eyed Peas, Flogging Molly, etc.  Good luck with training!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

there are a ton of workout CD’s out there specifically meant for cardio workouts.  I listened to songs on spotify on my computer and then downloaded some that I liked through itunes.  One nice thing on some of the workout mixes is that they re-mixed songs that are popular but too slow so they are faster songs with a higher beats per minute.  

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@Rush1986:  Yes! So with you on this!

@guitargirl:  I’m really big on things that have a good beat to keep me on pace…or that I can totally rock out to. The first song on every one of my running playlists is the live version of Thunderstruck by AC/DC. Knights of Cydonia by Muse also keeps me going. Otherwise, it’s a lot of Ke$ha, David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Lady Gaga and ironically, The Killers! 

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