After running the London Marathon in 2010 I continue my pursuit for sporting greatness without the aid of running shoes. I now run 'Barefoot' full time and aim to run the London Marathon 2012 'bare'

My blog is an account of training for running, triathlon, staying fit for life and pushing my body to it's limits to become 'superfit'. I hope it will inspire others to go out and get fit for life and see how enjoyable and rewarding it can be

Saturday, 14 November 2009

So the running playlist

After a massive organise of my music collection (and getting rid of the 'Oh my god, I owned that?' CDs) I thought it was high time I put a proper running playlist together. There is nothing worse than running and having a song come on that will completely destroy your rhythm or generally have a song you feel the need to skip through (not in the literal sense). So after hours of sifting through hours and hours of music I have finally come up with a playlist!

It's quite a large playlist so it's going to have to be a brutal process of ellimination, if I run and a song comes on that I feel the need to skip, it will be removed. I hope after a few weeks I'll have a playlist big enough that the same songs dont get repeated but of a quality that passes Gemma control :0).

Whilst music is not vital for some runners, music is a critical part of my training. Running gives me the time really enjoy my music (which I will admit, mainly consists of camp rock, cheesy electronic 80's and Bowie). Music also sets a rhythm for you to run to and when choosing a song it is vital I get it right...... as I say there is nothing worse than having to root around in your running belt to dig out the Ipod and start skipping song. Power songs are also vital to pick you up when you are wilting or closing in on 'the wall'. I haven't found my power song yet but I predict it'll be a Queen number or the Noisettes- Dont upset the rhythm. Once I invest in my Nike+ pod for my shoes i'll be on the hunt for a power song..... suggestions welcome :)

Anyway in general the training is just on an easy level still until I get my op over and done with. By the time true training starts I know i'll be pretty prepared with the right kit, right music and a pretty good standard of fitness!

And so we have the list, feel free to give me any suggestions, strictly a no Lady Gaga, Alexandra Burke or Girls Aloud please! Manufactured pop acts are not condusive to making Gemma a happy runner :) (apart from a few I guess)

Name Artist
Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds Various Artists
Another One Bites The Dust Queen
Another One Bites The Dust Queen
bad Michael Jackson
beat it Michael Jackson
Because of You - Kelly Clarkson Various Artists
Big Girl [You Are Beautiful] Mika
billie jean Michael Jackson
blame it on the boogie Michael Jackson
Blondie One Way Or Another Various Artists
Blue Eyes Mika
blue monday new order
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Boom Boom Pow The Black Eyed Peas
Toxic Britney Spears
Chilly Down David Bowie
Changes David Bowie
China Girl David Bowie
Life On Mars? David Bowie
The Jean Genie David Bowie
Don't Speak No Doubt
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
dont stop til you get enough Michael Jackson
Dude (Looks Like A Lady) Aerosmith
Eye of the Tiger
Insomnia Faithless
Fat Bottomed Girls Queen
The Rockafeller Skank Various Artists
The Fear Lily Allen
Flash Queen
Gleaming Auction Snow Patrol
Gold Spandau Ballet
Grace Kelly Mika
Holding out for a Hero Bonnie Tyler
Hound Dog Elvis Presley
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
In For The Kill La Roux
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
Canned Heat Jamiroquai
Just A Girl No Doubt
Milkshake Kelis
Killer Queen Queen
La Roux - Bulletproof La Roux
Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams
A Little Less Conversation Elvis Presley
Lollipop Mika
love etc. Pet Shop Boys
Love In An Elevator Aerosmith
Magic Dance David Bowie
Millennium Robbie Williams
Doctor Pressure Mylo
Not Fair Lily Allen
pandemonium Pet Shop Boys
Pencil Full of Lead Paolo Nutini
pop muzik m
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
Radio Ga Ga Queen
I Like To Move It Reel 2 Real
Relax [Take It Easy] Mika
Resistance Muse
Rock DJ Robbie Williams
Run Snow Patrol
smooth crimanal Michael Jackson
Space Oddity David Bowie
Spiderwebs No Doubt
Spitting Games Snow Patrol
tainted love__12 mix soft cell
temptation heaven 17
That's Not My Name The Tings Tings
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Walk This Way Aerosmith
We Are Golden Mika
We Are The Champions Queen
We Will Rock You Queen
(You're The) Devil In Disguise Elvis Presley
Valerie The Zutons

Quite eclectic and retro YAY! Feel free to ridicule but remember this is music to run to!

1 comment:

  1. What about Christina Aguilera - Fighter? Gotta be a track to help you push yourself. Have to say, was an interesting read, and secretly the Marathon is something I'd love to do, I just know I'm too lazy to be bothered. Will be interested to follow your progress. xx