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Hey all,<br><br>
As most of you know, <b>Nettie</b> is sending out the pairings for the CD swap for a long run mix.<br><br>
Here's a question for you all. What tempo of music would you like on a long run? I mean, I can see some people who would like extremely up-tempo stuff to make them run faster. I can also see some people who would like medium-tempo music so that they run a good pace, but don't run too fast, burn-up, and bonk. Heck, I could even imagine some people who would like slow music on a long run so that the pace stays slow and easy.<br><br>
Personally, I'd probably go with the medium tempo or the slow stuff. I don't want up tempo during a long run. I'd just go out too fast, burn myself up, and end up doing the walk of shame to get home.<br><br>
So, what would you like on your long mix?
 

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Generally, I do not listen to music when I run. One thing I have found, for cruise intervals, is John Coltrane's <i>Favorite Things</i>. 13 minutes, of steady hypnotic stuff.
 

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I no longer listen to music on my runs, even the long ones. When I used to, I used an am/fm Sony Walkman and listened primarily to country music.
 

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<b>LH</b> - I have that tune on a CD in my collection in the basement somewhere.<br><br><b>Voo</b> - pre MP3 player, i too was a country Sony Walkman runner. Only because I could stand all of the songs on one of those stations.<br><br><b>EQ</b> - my MP3 player is loaded with all tempo type songs. I have fast, slow and medium. Some times I pace off the beat of the music, other times, I just keep my own tempo and mellow out with the slow songs.
 

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When I'm outside, it's just me and nature... no tunes.<br><br>
On the treadmill -- where I'm desperate to take my mind off my misery -- I need up-tempo stuff to keep me happy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> If a slowish song comes on my iPod, I advance to the next fast song.<br><br>
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I'm back to amend my answer. A slower song is OK if it has a driving beat. Last night I biked on the trainer, and I totally rocked out to "No Leaf Clover" by Metallica. Slow, but the beat is forceful and steady. It worked!
 

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Seeing as how I am stuck primarily in the 80s on my music choices, it just depends. Ive never taken the time to put together specific playlists on my nano for runnning. I just have the thing set on shuffle and go with the flow. Like <b>Theia</b>, if its too slow for me at the moment, I skip to the next song.
 

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I typically like faster paced music on a run. This past year I've listened to a either angry rock music: Saliva, Clutch, ,Hinder (not the mooshy lovey stuff...) Shinedown OR I listen to something with some soul: 50, TI, Jeezy, Daddy Yankee, Sean Paul (either one of em)...you get the idea.<br>
But on a longer run where I don't want to peter out at the end, I usually save these for last and warm up with some Donnell Jones, Tank, or Lyfe Jennings so that I remember to start out slower. But I don't listen to music now on most of my daily runs, as I run with my dog. I don't feel like I can watch out for both of us and other people AND bob my head to my music. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> I save it now for runs longer than 4 miles and on the TM.
 
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