Post # 1
I am training for a 10k and trying to find good material to listen to while I run. I did the couch to 5k podcasts and found them really helpful, but didn’t like the music much. I would like to find some that keep pushing me so I don’t give up. I would love to find some for longer distances with better music (country, pop, rock, Christian), or podcasts that are going to push me, or at least be really entertaining. Any suggestions? What do you listen to when you run?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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:
“Ali in the Jungle” by the Hours – SERIOUSLY. SO MOTIVATING. I get goosebumps in the middle of my runs.
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
I asked the same question a few months ago. Some helpful info in that thread too:
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
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
@MsLlamaFace: Girl Talk is my favorite too! I wish there were more albums.
Post # 11
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
Recently? David Guetta. The beat is great to keep my pace to.
Post # 13
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
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
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
@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!