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Your Perfect Playlist
I’ve previously written about some of my favorite running songs, and I can still vividly remember what was playing on my iPod when I ran up the stairs (twice!) at Letna Park in Prague (“All These Things That I Have Done” by The Killers).
|Gratuitous shot of Letna Park stairs leading to the Metronome.|
|Gratuitous shot of me, triumphant, under the Metronome.|
There’s nothing quite like that feeling when the air is moving in and out of your lungs, your feet feel like they’re barely touching the ground, and the music makes you want to run faster faster faster wheeeeee!
Why leave that feeling up to serendipity? Dave just turned me on to a site called jog.fm that will help you find songs that match your running pace.
It’s wicked easy to use… just hit the site, enter your minutes-per-mile pace – or desired minutes-per-mile pace – and the site serves up a list of songs with audio clips so you can listen right away – and, of course, buy the tracks on iTunes or Amazon.
I think the suggestions are right on! When I put in my goal time of 8:30 per mile, my list included Matchbox 20’s “How Far We’ve Come,” which is already a favorite on my running playlist. I also got some new fun suggestions in the 165 beats-per-minute (BPM) arena: Thin Lizzy “The Boys are Back in Town” and Fratelli’s “Chelsea Dagger.” FUN!
Not a runner? That doesn’t mean you can’t find your perfect workout playlist at jog.fm. Lifts and jump rope and met-cons are better with music, right?! (Science Daily says that endurance increases by 15% with music!) Just find the right BPM for your activity, then search the site by BPM for recommendations to help you power through your WOD. You can also sort by genre, what’s new, and what’s most popular – or browse other users’ playlists to get ideas.
I’m seriously excited about refreshing my running playlist and hitting the trail on Saturday. How about you?!