100 Workout Songs for Your iPod | RecipeGirl.com

Lori Lange from RecipeGirl.com shares her choice of 100 workout songs. She says:

You may or may not have my taste in music.  I like quite the variety.  I’m an 80?s band- freak so there’s a little of that in there.  I have a 10 year old, so there are a few current hits that I happen to enjoy.  And I’ve always loved The Offspring and the alternative, hard-core fast beat of most of their songs.

It is an eclectic mix of songs. Pretty cool.

Running in Silence | Static Made

Jeffrey Inscho of Static Made making a case for running in silence:

While the music, tech musings and automated metrics kept my mind from focussing on the discomfort my body was feeling, I also discovered that this constant connectivity (even while in the middle of the woods on a trail run) was keeping my mind from appreciating my surroundings in those moments, following an exploratory train-of-thought around professional ideas and concepts, or simply experiencing the silence and patterns in my breath.

As much as I love running with music, Jeffrey has a great point here. The times I’ve ran without music, my mind has been free to wander and contemplate. I’ve often had great ideas while running without music. These days I tend to do my weekly long run without music.

Barefoot Running University » Don’t Get Couch Potato Feet

Barefoot Running University » Don’t Get Couch Potato Feet

Healthy feet are allowed to move, flex, and explore. They’re given a steady diet of new terrain, plenty of dynamic movements, and lots of time in the open air. These feet grow strong, capable, and independent. They only need shoes for protection from excessive temperatures or rough terrain, or occasionally for running really fast or long.