Music Will Ease Your Sufferfest.
It’s really amazing to think how far personal music players have come. I still remember running with tapes on my first Sony Walkman. Then I upgraded to a personal CD player with the blessed anti-skip technology, so I could listen to any CD of my choice.
Now with iPods, Shuffles, and iPhones we can have music during all our training workouts. I’ve found that music can motivate me and make such a difference in my speed and the way I feel about a particular workout.
Particularly for long runs or long sessions on the trainer, music is a godsend. Kris and I provided our top ten songs for biking and running. (I left out swimming because we don’t have waterproof headphones . . . yet!)
These songs are in no particular order. The links will take you to YouTube so you can hear the songs.
Ben’s Top Tunes for Training ~
- Houdini – Foster the People
- Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
- Blind – Ke$ha
- Give Me Everything – Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
- Spiralling – Keane
- A Crippling Blow – The Killers
- Rolling in the Deep – Adele
- Only Girl – Rihanna
- What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
- Young Blood – The Naked and Famous
Kris’ Top Tunes for Training ~
Marching On - The Alarm
Call to Arms – Angel & Airwaves
Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay
She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
Misery – Good Charlotte
Head On - The Jesus and Mary Chain
Futures – Jimmy Eat World
Let it Rock – Kevin Rudolph
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Extreme Ways – Moby
Now granted these are just our opinions. But I think we could all use more suggestions for the many hours of training we have ahead of us.
So, what songs do you love to take on your runs and rides? Please share your favorite tunes by making a comment below.