Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day 25 - Music questions

Just did 5 miles on the treadmill this morning - a little faster than Tuesday's 6, but I still kept my HR under 150 for the most part. Feel pretty good about that.

So I have a high school friend I've been corresponding with on Facebook about running, and she recently asked me for some running music suggestions. Now, I'm not huge on running music - I usually only have headphones on when I'm on the treadmill - but I do have a "Running Mix" set up in iTunes. The problem is, it's such an incredibly mixed bag. There are some songs on there because they have a good tempo to run to, some that are sentimental, some are silly and distracting, some maybe inspirational. It's hard to recommend a bunch without feeling like I have to explain all my choices.

I've also noticed that when people have shared their running music with me, I've had a hard time really getting into it. Maybe it's because I haven't "discovered" it myself, it has less meaning to me? You'd think that if someone whose musical taste I respect recommended something, I should be able to integrate it into my mix, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out which songs off my Running Mix to send to her. This may take a little thinking...

3 comments:

slowrunner77 said...

FOO Fighters "The Pretender" is perfect tempo for intervals. Other than that, Cake usually has a pretty steady beat (with a couple exceptions).

Turi said...

So you save the death metal for just before a race, then? ;)

SnowLeopard said...

I've always been a big fan of running with RHCP, or Tool, or Shinedown... Lots of songs with a good pace anyway~