How can I easily switch between tracks while jogging Couch to 5k?
May 4, 2011 7:58 PM Subscribe
I'm doing Couch to 5k, and I want to be able to easily switch between 'walking' music and 'running' music.
posted by tomble to health & fitness (21 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm working on C25k again. Some time ago I worked out music that matched the BPM of walking, and that of running, so I can walk or jog in perfect time to the beat. This really helps me keep a sustainable pace rather than exploding my heart by running too fast.
What I'd like to do is queue up a 'walking' playlist and a 'running' playlist and have a way to switch between them as I go, so that I hit a button, the 'walking' track pauses and the 'running' track starts, and vice versa.
I've looked and looked but can't find anything suitable. Other than the tedious process of building a single track in Audacity, how can I achieve this? Ideally it would be something that runs on Windows or an Iphone.
To avoid confusion, here's the scenario
* Walking, while music from the 'walking' playlist is going.
* 90 seconds elapse, at which time I hit a button
* The walking music pauses, the 'running' playlist starts playing
* 60 seconds elapse. I hit the button again.
* "Running" music pauses, walking music starts again.
repeat until gasping for breath and sweaty.
There are a bunch of iphone apps for C25k, but while many support a playlist, they don't seem to have the option for 'walking' and 'running' playlists which switch over as required.