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The music that is ideal for the 'Running' playlist

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Update : I have just discovered 'PODRUNNER' a whole series of ~hour long mixes at a range of beats per minute - available from the usual Podcast directory via iTunes. Really excellent, not distracting and chose what pace you want to run at. MAde today's 20 miles much better!!!
I have been collecting a list of songs that I like to have on shuffle on my iPod which really make the run better. I am addicted to all kinds of music but only certain tracks work for running.
Current favouite examples are 'Sweet child of mine' which is great at the end of a long run, 'Mannish Boy' Muddy Waters has the perfect beat and is a decent length, 'Bullet in the head' Rage ATM is suitably angry to keep me going, 'Airport' Motors - great beat.
Others are 'Son of a preacher man', ' Boys dont cry' (the cure), Gotta get through this (D Bedingfield), The Katie Perry album esp 'I kissed a girl', Lily Allen (good beats and she makes me smile), The Dubliners and many others.
As I am training for two marathons I need to constantly fill up thos playlist so I am keen to get other ideas.
The Dave Pearce Albums seem to work well for long runs do audio books....
- Try Billy Idol - Rebel Yell & Eye of the tiger by Survivor - a bit 80's & corny but great beats to run to! (neilsy)

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Oct 2009 neilsy addition
Sep 2009 T55ddy
May 2009 T55ddy
May 2009 olde english bit of a musical anorak but current faves/recommendations = gas light anthem, the king blues and some smiley poptastic alphabeat (good for hills)
May 2009 Rooie My fav at the moment to keep me going are Hooligan's Holiday and Bitter Pill by Motley Crue. Otherwise I will listen to most things on my MP3 player. I too have Sweet Child of Mine but the trouble is I want to sing along with it which isnt great first thing in the morning.
May 2009 T55ddy Article created
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