/ Music to run to?
The ipod seems to cure all pain/tiredness even when plodding across endless bogs on Dartmoor, however the odd thing is that I seem to run faster to music I dont actually listen to normally. For example (takes big risk here..) its exactly the length of Abba's Greatest Hits plus one Aretha Franklyn track from Hexworthy to Princetown via a loop out to the south and Nuns Cross. I seem to be getting faster the more I listen to Abba...the odd thing is that other stuff I normally listen to in the car makes me run slower....is this normal....????
A slightly more serious question I suppose is what stuff do others find make them run faster?
The sad thing for the other guy was because it can make such a difference he then had to listen to the same track of music for all further tests in the study so as not to upset the results too much.
I have half a dozen 'get you home' tracks, for those emergencies when you've had it.
Madison Blues - George Thoroughgood
Union Square - Tom Waits
Cajun Woman - Fairport Convention
That's not My Name - Ting Tings
Going Up Country - Canned Heat
Country Girl - Primal Scream
No I dont understand the Abba thing either??!!
Radiohead No Surprises makes me feel more at home sinking into the bogs up to my neck (!)
ACDC and Metallica for when you need to be pumped up and just keep going, but actually the Lord of the Rings soundtrack for phasing out and chewing up the miles in Snowdonia or Dartmoor.
> ACDC and Metallica for when you need to be pumped up and just keep going, but actually the Lord of the Rings soundtrack for phasing out and chewing up the miles in Snowdonia or Dartmoor.
Lord of the Rings soundtrack sounds like a good idea, especially in this "atmospheric" weather we are having right now. Although after a run in all the rain at the weekend, the theme from Titanic might have been more appropriate! At least the ipod survived its soaking while tied up in a nappy sack.
> For example (takes big risk here..) its exactly the length of Abba's Greatest Hits
I would run faster, too, with Abba, so that I could switch it off sooner. Mind you, I grew up under a regime of systematic Abba abuse from my parents, so perhaps I'm hyper sensitive.
I have no rythym so its the closest I will get to dancing in time to anything!!
Kylie (I cant get you out of my head) is the right pace for most easy hills...but then I have never known anthing that Kylie isnt perfect for :)
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