Gotta Run Now!
June 15, 2011 5:13 AM Subscribe
What's the name of that song that you play on your running playlist that makes you push yourself further? You know the one - you're jogging at a decent, steady pace and then it comes on and mentally you go "Oh, YES!" and suddenly everything seems to get a lot more awesome and you are running full pelt with a huge grin on your face.
posted by longbaugh to Grab Bag (104 answers total) 194 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to try take the plunge and start up running again and since I can't afford a gym membership I'll be running on the streets (yo!) and I need something musically that's got get up and go. I'm talking Maynard Ferguson levels of oomph that makes me want to take those Museum of Art steps two at a time and really push through the barriers.
Genre-wise I care not what it is, so long as it conjures up that feeling. To give you an idea of some tracks I have already picked out, the aforementioned Maynard Ferguson's "Gotta Fly Now" and Pendulum's "Watercolour" have both got that musical energy build-up that starts off relatively calmly but grows until it needs release in the form of a burst of physical energy that lets me push myself beyond my comfort zone.
I hope that all makes some sort of sense and TIA folks.