New running playlist — the “I’m dreaming I’m skiing” edition

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!

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4 responses to “New running playlist — the “I’m dreaming I’m skiing” edition

  1. It’s almost embarrassing because it’s not the music I listen to on a regular basis but I put on the Pitbull station on Pandora and I get to listen to a lot of Pitbull (Latin dance music?), Shakira (the songs Loca and Gordita), Ludacris (awesome for running – and laughing) and Usher. Dance music gets my heartrate going and just like I can’t stop dancing at the club no matter how tired I am or how much my feet hurt, I can’t stop running or slowing down because the beat is too good.

  2. Love when you post your running playlists. I need the inspiration! Thanks!

  3. Cheers for Cunninlynguists — Lynguistics…such an amazing song.

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