Happy Tuesday, NMA readers! Erin and I had to go out of town unexpectedly this weekend so I didn’t get in the long run I had planned, but I did get out for an hour or so with my dogs. My next 50K is in a little over a month, so I really need to put in some miles if I want it to be any easier than the last, which took me five and a half hours.
Megan and I wrote a joint Running Shorts post this weekend about iPods and running music. It reminded me how sorry a state my running playlist is currently in, so I decided to give it an update for the not-so-new year. I checked back to the post I wrote a long time ago about my favorite running songs, where Googlers continue to submit their favorites in the comments section, for some ideas.
I pulled a bunch of songs from there to form a new 2010 running playlist, to replace my tired old one. Some are old, some are new; some I’ve heard before but had never considered the possibility of running to. Others (ahem, Matchbox Twenty) are from bands that I can’t stand otherwise! Here’s what I came up with to give myself a little kick in the pants this year.
2010 Running Songs
- Nada Surf – Blankest Year.
- Green Day – Jesus of Suburbia.
- Green Day – Minority.
- Dismemberment Plan – Gyroscope.
- Muse – Time is Running Out.
- Matchbox 20 – How Far We’ve Come.
- The Killers – Spaceman.
- Muse – Uprising.
- Blink 182 – Feeling This.
- Coldplay – Fix You.
- William Shatner – Common People.
In my iTunes travels, I came across something called “Joan Benoit Samuelson’s Women’s Marathon Mix.” Joan Benoit Samuelson was the first women’s Olympic marathon champion in 1984, so she’s got some street cred in the running department. But she sure doesn’t look like she rocks too hard. Somewhat surprisingly, this running album actually has a lot of cool songs on it. I kind of wonder why she called it a “women’s” marathon mix, though. You have deeply offended me, Joan.
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