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:
- There is no way that song from System of a Down (Bounce) is under 110 BPM.
- 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”
|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|
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.