Slow Run Playlist – 60 minutes

As part of my training plan, I need to do a slow run every week, mid-week. Right now it’s a 40 minute run at a relatively slow pace, but it grows week on week until it reaches 60 minutes.

I thought having high tempo music would encourage me to go faster and that would actually be a bad thing for this run. So I’m trying out a few running playlists with slower songs.

Like my first one, this one was also done as a Smart Playlist, so it’s a bit random. The criteria was very simple:

  • BPM is less than 110
  • Limit to 60 minutes selected by Most Often Played

The result was pretty good… except for 2 things:

  1. There is no way that song from System of a Down (Bounce) is under 110 BPM.
  2. Someone in my family has been playing my songs, because some of those I haven’t heard in a while. It’s strange they’d be considered “Most Often Played”

The first point can be attributed to the errors I got while adding BPM with beaTunes. I just played the song again and manually measured BPM using BPM Tapper and I got 185.

The Playlist:

Song Artist Amazon
Tear Red Hot Chili Peppers Buy in Amazon
I Wanna Touch U Def Leppard Buy in Amazon (full album)
My Iron Lung Radiohead Buy in Amazon
Unkillable Monster Marilyn Manson Buy in Amazon
Billy’s Got a Gun Def Leppard Buy in Amazon (full album)
Frijolero Molotov Buy in Amazon
Dr. Feelgood Motley Crue Buy in Amazon
Not Listening Papa Roach Buy in Amazon
Tell Me The Truth Midnight oil Buy in Amazon
Bounce System Of A Down Buy in Amazon
Stripped Depeche Mode Buy in Amazon
All I Want Is You Barry Louis Polisar Buy in Amazon
One for Rock and Roll Cinderella Buy in Amazon
The State We’re In The Chemical Brothers Buy in Amazon

Lesson learned:

Running to slow music works.

It was actually a very nice run. I ran at a relatively slow pace, didn’t get tired, and did feel like I exercised. It was great listening to music at this pace because you get to pay attention to the tunes and enjoy them more than with a fast run, where the music is more to get you pumped.

I’ll definitely be checking out more slower paced songs to find the perfect slow run playlist for me.


I give it a 3 out of 5.