It’s been a while since I posted my last new playlist here. There was a good reason for my radio silence—it had simply been a while since I found new music I felt fired up about enough to share. I was feeling stale and uninspired by the tunes I already had, and unmotivated to search for others.
Then, Steve and I watched a couple Warren Miller ski videos over our holiday travels (they were Christmas presents for my dad, a lifelong skier), and immediately started searching for their soundtracks. The top of this playlist is composed almost entirely of those songs. Some of these are ideal for sprinting (“It’s a Dull Life” will make you break your mile PR), while others seem perfect for a longer run (“Hip Hop” is hard-driving but also chilled-out). All of them make me think of nailing a mogul run like Olympic medalist (and ski-movie narrator) Jonny Moseley, which helps take my mind off whatever hill I’m currently running up.
It’s a shorter playlist … but I make it longer mid-run by listening to some songs twice.
Babylon of the Occident – The Shanghai Restoration Project
Hip Hop – N.A.S.A, feat. KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre
Kids – MGMT
Dull Life – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Down and Out – Cam’ron
What a Wonderful World – The Ramones
Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Crack a Bottle – Eminem
Clan in Da Front – Wu-Tang Clan
Power – Kanye West
How Many Mics – Fugees
Cunninlynguists — Lynguistics
Have you found any great new running songs? Share them by posting a comment below!