Thursday, July 18, 2013

today's playlist + tomorrow's agenda

01. "Cath..." - Death Cab for Cutie
02. "Ceremony" - New Order
03. "Automatic (LP Version)" - Rainer Maria
04. "The Ditching Boy" - Solas
05. "Golden Brown" - The Stranglers
06. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift
07. "Blue Boy" - Texas is the Reason
08. "Baby Missiles" - The War On Drugs
09. "Four Provinces" - The Walkmen
10. "Hysteric" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
11. "Our Way to Fall" - Yo La Tengo

Tracks 2,3,5,7,8,9,10 all on regular play while running when listening to music.

Just about perfect mix for today. (I originally created it, in a slightly different order, to accompany a 6 x 1200m workout, which came off without a hitch last Tuesday but without the music.) 6-mile seminary loop. Felt relaxed and somewhat fast. The temps were a bit cooler than yesterday and it felt drier and breezier and much more comfortable. Got to test my "new" pink ipod from the Evans family twice today.

5.63 in 40:09 out and back on the morning loop this AM.

Tomorrow's agenda:
Easy 4 on the roads in the AM
Easy 4 in the woods in the PM in the extreme heat


  1. EDM is where it's at, really keeps the pace rolling, can never go wrong with Swedish House Mafia..although, it's no Taylor Swift

  2. Ok, I admit it, I had to google EDM to find out what it is. (Electronic Dance Music, for other readers of my generation.) My problem with EDM (now I'm just talking about it like I do it every day) is that it's too easy to find that running groove, because everything is made by machine, not humans.

    Serious note: so you put yourself at risk of injury by training to machine-made music like EDM, because you are not a machine. Even though you feel like it sometimes. (I think I'm going to have to tweet this @PatrickSRich.)

    With the best music in the world (read: the kind that I like), you have to work a little harder to find runnable grooves. (OK, maybe Taylor Swift is a little inorganic. That song is my jam, though I haven't figured out "what" and me are never, ever getting back together. Vibram FiveFingers? Cotton T-shirts? Decaf?)

  3. I should have been more clear, I don't really like the dubstep-style EDM and don't listen to that, give me Axwell over Skrillex every day of the week.

    I need the songs that pair a DJ with a talented singer, like Kaskade and Lights (although, I hate the drop in that song), or Calvin Harris and Florence and the Machine. It's great for fartleks too, because of the contrast of styles you can get within a single song. Key is to keep a large playlist on shuffle.