Gobbledigook by Sigur Rós
This is first on my playlist, because it’s my “I can run forever” song. It’s true. I can run forever with this one. At 89bpm, it’s almost perfect for running cadence. And that persistent drum takes my mind away and lets me just fly through the run. I actually stuck this one single song on repeat through some of my longest runs last season.
One by U2
The song isn’t as energetic as those found on kick-your-ass cardio playlists, but that’s exactly the point. For running at a 91spm cadence, and tricking your heart rate to relax a little, this is one awesome song for the iPod.
That Girl by Esthero
93bpm. This one brings the pace up a little, but still feels kind of relaxed. Running is dancing.
Tya by Akwaba
You might expect this one in a yoga studio instead of a runner’s iPod, but once the beat kicks in (at a solid 92bpm), you guessed it: running bliss.
Here are a few more:
- Metronomic Underground by Stereolab
- Last Dance by The Cure
- Mr. Hurricane by Beast
- Army Of Me by Björk
- Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister) by Depeche Mode
- Die Gedanken Sind Frei by Brazillian Girls