Sometimes, it’s more enjoyable to run while listening to music.
I own a pair of Bluetooth in-ear running headphones (that occasionally fall out of one ear or the other while running – argh). They connect up to my iPhone, which I set up to play music from Spotify.
There’s entire collections of music out there that are devoted exclusively to runners. Some of them are devoted to music whose beats per minute match the steps per minute of the runner. (I seem to be at about 175 steps per minute. I run with short, choppy steps.) Others are just upbeat songs that sound good when running.
My current playlist has a bit of both. (I normally don’t get through all of it on a run.) Here it is:
Hello – Martin Solveig
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Remember The Name – Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond
Into Action – Tim Armstrong
Know Your Enemy – Green Day
Candyman – Christina Aguilera
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Shot By Both Sides – Magazine
I’m A Believer – Smash Mouth
Requiem For A Dying Song – Flogging Molly
Bad Luck – Social Distortion
Tommy Gun – The Clash
Run – Foo Fighters
Downstream – The Rainmakers
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Chuck Berry Medley – The Knickerbockers
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Where The Devil Don’t Go – Elle King
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Some Nights – fun.
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
All My Life – Foo Fighters
Ether – Gang Of Four
Brand New Cadillac – The Clash
Love The Way You Lie (Part II) – Rihanna/Eminem
The Spotify playlist for this is here.