Sunday, November 30, 2008

Songs for the Treadmill

I recently uncovered a little mystery that's plagued me all my life - how to run at the gym. Turns out it's all in the music. If the right music is playing, I not only can distract myself from the agonizing pain that wracks my entire body, but even experience something like that elusive "Runner's High".

Especially while indulging myself during the holidays, I've gotta drag myself to the gym and force myself to sweat for a while. I'm looking for more ideas - so: What are the Top Five Songs You Play to Get Your Heart Beating?

8 comments:

KHM said...

Its gotta be loud and its gotta be raucous; must keep the pace and energy high but not be so interesting as to pull focus away from the groove:

1. Corduroy -- Pearl Jam
2. My Wave -- Soundgarden
3. Sex Type Thing -- Stone Temple Pilots
4. Hard to Handle -- Black Crowes
5. Jimmy Olsen's Blues -- Spin Doctors

KHM said...

why no Top Five love this time around?

Special K said...

these are the top hits on my "spa" playlist:
1. Crazy in Love, Beyonce
2. Escape - Enrique (you can run you can die [?] but you can't escape my love!)
3. A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
4. One More Time (Daft Punk)
5. Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas

kbmulder said...

1. Gonna Fly Now - from Rocky
2. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
3. Love Fool - The Cardigans
4. Canned Heat - Jamariquai
5. Hey Ya - Outkast

Who can't get pumped up from the Rocky songs? They always get me!

Carrie said...

Work out?

kbmulder said...

Yeah, I have to admit I'm with Carrie. I haven't worked out lately, but if I were going to, those are the songs that would pump me up.

Dag said...

hi there, i am so with you!!! the secret is in the beat. since you don't want to know my whole playlist (....), i'll share a few:
ZAP MAMA - Jogging a Tombouctou
AMY WINEHOUSE - Rehab
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - United Minds
TEARS FOR FEARS & OLETA ADAMS - Woman in chains
MICHAEL JACKSON - Black or White

let me know how/if you like Zap Mama - I believe they are french? Also I came to know Arrested Development in Germany, are/were they ever popular in the US?
Best wishes for lots of happy and healthy runs!
ps. I'm a friend of Kathy!

NorthernLight said...

1. Rebellion (Lies)- Arcade Fire
2. They Don't Want Music- Black Eyed Peas
3. Hot N Cold- Katy Perry
4. Are you gonna be my Girl- Jet
5. Freaky- Jesse McCartney

good beat... that's the key...