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Music For Sweating

For the last couple of months, I’ve been training for a half-marathon which takes place in mid-October. The training plan I’m using is 12 weeks long. As of today, I’m halfway through week 8. Several early AM runs are scheduled during the week, sandwiched in between rest days on Mondays and Fridays. I do the long runs on Saturday and cycling on Sunday for cross-training. Most of my running has been on a local greenway system. It’s beautifully wooded, following the local river, and generally has a decent number of other folks running, walking or biking.

My goal is to finish strong, so I’m not likely to be breaking any speed records. My long runs are well over an hour at this point, with walking breaks for water and occasional chewy gummy runner snack things. My next long run is 10 miles and it was high time to add music to the routine.

Herewith my workout playlist. Healthy amount of 80s and 90s pop on there. Some of the more recent stuff comes courtesy of having teens and pre-teens in the house. For better or worse, this lets me keep track of the latest hot hits. You could probably take a pretty good guess at my age from the list below.

  1. Hey Ya! – Radio Mix, OutKast
  2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), C+C Music Factory
  3. Call Me, Blondie
  4. I’m Still Standing, Elton John
  5. Black Betty, Ram Jam
  6. Hungry Like The Wolf – 2009 Remix, Duran Duran
  7. Cradle of Love, Billy Idol
  8. I Ran, Flock of Seagulls
  9. Pump It, The Black Eyed Peas
  10. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster The People
  11. Sonnentanz – Sun Don’t Shine, Klankarussell & Will Heard
  12. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), Dead Or Alive
  13. Tainted Love, Soft Cell
  14. She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals
  15. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves
  16. Beds Are Burning – Remastered, Midnight Oil
  17. Smooth Criminal, Alien Ant Farm
  18. Land of Confusion, Disturbed
  19. Girls On Film, Duran Duran
  20. Turning Japanese, The Vapors
  21. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), Shakira/Freshlyground
  22. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles, The Proclaimers
  23. Tarzan Boy, Baltimora
  24. Mexican Radio, Wall Of Voodoo
  25. She Sells Sanctuary, The Cure
  26. Higher Ground, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  27. Wild Wild West, The Escape Club
  28. Rebel Yell, Billy Idol
  29. Enjoy The Silence, Depeche Mode
  30. Message In A Bottle, The Police
  31. Psycho Killer, Talking Heads
  32. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran
  33. Uma Thurman, Fall Out Boy
  34. Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  35. Bad Moon Rising, Credence Clearwater Revival
  36. Suffragette City, David Bowie
  37. Paint It, Black, The Rolling Stones
  38. Weapon Of Choice, Fatboy Slim
  39. The Rockafeller Skank, Fatboy Slim
  40. Bad Romance, Lady Gaga
  41. The Power (7” Version), SNAP!
  42. Sandstorm, Darude
  43. Come Out And Play, The Offspring
  44. Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 Main Theme), Brian Taylor
  45. Main Theme (from Superman), John Williams
  46. I’m Shipping Up To Boston, Dropkick Murphys
  47. Derezzed, Daft Punk
  48. Rio, Duran Duran
  49. Mama Said Knock You Out, LL Cool J
  50. Jai Ho, A. R. Rahman
  51. Mundian To Bach Ke, Panjabi MC
  52. How To Be A Millionaire, ABC
  53. 100% Pure Love, Crystal Waters
  54. Turn Down For What, DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  55. Animals, Maroon 5
  56. Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
  57. Forever Man, Eric Clapton
  58. Dirty Laundry, Don Henley
  59. Higher Love, Steve Winwood
  60. What is Love, Haddaway
  61. Crazy, Seal
  62. Groove Is In The Heart, Deee-Lite
  63. Unbelievable, EMF
  64. Jump Around, House of Pain
  65. Things That Make You Go Hmm, C+C Music Factory
  66. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy), The Offspring
  67. Pause, Run DMC
  68. Mortal Kombat Theme, Utah Saints
  69. The Sign, Ace of Base
  70. Finally, CeCe Peniston
  71. Two Princes, Spin Doctors
  72. Cotton Eye Joe, Rednex
  73. Ready To Go, Republica