As most everyone who knows me knows, I am training for a marathon in October: the Hartford Marathon to be specific. Back in November 2011, I posted what songs I usually go running to, or what songs I listen to before I go running. Since that time, I have added many songs to my running list, and some of those on the original post have gone by the wayside.
Listed below are the songs I listen to most often before I go running. There is a common thread of hyperactive electronic beats and fast-tempo melodies or guitar riffs. (Lyrics I tend to ignore.) As someone who is a minimal runner--I don't wear headphones or bring anything extraneous (watch, phone, key, beverage) with me on a run--I try to listen to one or two of these songs repeatedly before I go out. Presently, the Weezer and New Order tracks dominate my pre-run ritual.
As before, what songs do you go running to?
And, having updated this list, I'm now going to run.
Of Montreal - We Will Commit Wolf Murder
1000 Homo DJs (side project of Ministry) - Supernaut
Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
Of Montreal - Heimdelsgate Like a Promethean Curse