What Music Do You Run To?

Teresa Inman

Yes. My running playlist automatically starts when I start Runkeeper (which I keep meaning to stop using, but has my all my old data in it). The playlist is mostly upbeat music and classics. I really need to give it an update though because it is so familiar that it fades into the background most of the time. In the past, I have created a new playlist of more intense songs for a specific race.

Grumpy Old Runner

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie

If you have read my articles from the very beginning, you will know that I am not a fan of listening to anything when I run other than the sounds of Mother Nature and those people and automobiles around me, Dog Gonnit!

Now, if I were to listen to music when I run, it would be the following:

  • John Prine – When I Get To Heaven, “Yeah, I’m gonna smoke a cigarette that’s nine miles long”
  • Tom Petty – Mary Jane’s Last Dance, “If you never slow down, you never grow old”
  • Bob Dylan – My Back Pages, “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now”
  • The Who – My Generation, “Hope I die before I get old”
  • Pink Floyd – Time, “You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today / And then one day you find ten years have got behind you”
  • Rolling Stones – Time Waits For No One, “Time waits for no one, and it won’t wait for me”
  • Dusty Springfield – Yesterday When I Was Young, “I ran so fast that time and youth, at last, ran out”
  • Ramones – Pet Cemetery, “I don’t wanna be buried in a pet cemetery I don’t want to live my life again” – Dad BlastIt!