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Music While I Run

Posted May 14 2010 8:17am

This week’s Monday Brain Exchange question asked Do you listen to music when you work out? When you race? What are you top ten favorite songs to get pumped up to?

Let’s address each part…

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1) Do you listen to music when you work out?
I have been listening to audiobooks when I run on my own. But if I’m running with friends or with Team Challenge, obviously I don’t listen to anything. If I’m lifting weights I prefer music over books though. And some days, I just need to lose myself in tunes so I run with those. But I never ever ever ever ever wear both earbuds while running.

And I claim housework as a workout (that’s the only thing that makes it tolerable!) and I listen to music while I do that!

2) Do you listen to music when you race?
Nope. I did make a playlist specifically for the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon , but had a bit of a technology fail with that so I ended up at the start line without music on my iPod.

3) Top Ten+ Favorite Songs to Get Pumped Up
(In no particular order…)
Stronger by Britney Spears
Dashboard by Modest Mouse
Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy
Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash
Golden Years by David Bowie
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by U2
Uprising by Muse
Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects
Poker Face by Lady Gaga
Right Round by Flo Rida
Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf
The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillips Sousa
Sleepyhead by Passion Pit
Kids by MGMT

Uh… I love music, so I could probably just keep building upon this list. So I’ll stop while I’m just slightly ahead!

What’s your take on music on the run? Gotta favorite song?

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