Music to run miles to…

The Guardian’s Project Marathon blog raised the subject of music to run to this morning, which is good timing because I was thinking about posting about it myself.

I find running with music difficult. I have a very specific stride/breath rhythm and music makes it impossible for me to stick to. But I do find it helpful when I want to run a) fast or b) uphill.

I also have a very odd selection of tunes on my running playlist… this are the (not at all doctored to make me seem cooler, as will soon become very obvious) most-listened-to-while-running tunes on my iPod

Frank Turner: I knew Prufrock before he got famous (watch it here )

Charlotte Church: Call My Name (watch it here )

Paramore: Misery Business (watch it here )

Simon Webb: Coming around again (watch it here )

The Killers: Mr Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke remix)(watch it here )

Britney Spears: Circus

Jimmy Eat World: Big Casino (watch it here )

Enrique Eglesias: Escape

Nelly: Heart of a Champion

Eminem: Lose Yourself

Kanye West: Jesus Walks

Coldplay: Viva La Vida

Kelly Clarkson: Since you’ve been gone

Alcazar: Sexual Guarantee

Heather Small: Proud

(this one is because they played it at the marathon Expo the first time I ran it. So it reminds me of running. Although I only listen to it for the bit where the gospel choir kicks in)

And finally, and probably most weirdly,

Ludovico Einaudi: Nuvole Bianche

What’s on yours?

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~ by Sam Shepherd on March 12, 2009.

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