I was working on my running playlist the other day, adding a few and dropping a few from the fairly diverse list of songs. When I was done, I took a step back and looked at the list as a whole, rather than at the individual tunes, and came to one conclusion.
It’s a bizarre list.
Some of the songs are motivational, and some would seem to be anti-running songs. Some are super-upbeat, while the beat in the others isn’t blaring and in your face.
But that’s understandable, given that I only really use the music as a metronome to remind me to keep my turnover quick, which keeps me lighter on my feet.
If I could pick a music genre (assuming it hits my bpm requirement) to run to, it’d be rock. It’d probably be a mix of hard rock, punk and garage rock. I like the rawness and bravado behind it.
That said, I’ve go no issue with country or club music, either.
What’s on your playlist?