I actually don’t listen to as much music while out running as I used to when I first got into the sport. I think it’s because I biked for so long last year that I just got used to being without a soundtrack to my workout.
But back in the days, it was all 80s and 90s songs (C+C Music Factory and Guns N Roses anyone?) with some Yeah Yeah Yeahs thrown in for fun. I also tried listening to a book on tape for the super long runs.
What bands or songs are must-haves for your workouts?
I’m thinking about it today because I came across the website Run Hundred last night. The site’s creator regularly puts new songs online for people to vote on whether or not they’d run to it.
There’s an archive of songs categorized by genre and, smartly, by BPM. So if you’re looking for something to warm up to or something to listen to when you’re hitting your top speed, you can find it there.
Maybe I’m getting old or something, but I wouldn’t want to run to a lot of the songs on the website. OK, maybe I just don’t want to admit I’d listen to them.