A 10 minute mile playlist

10 miles is a long time to think.

An hour and a half is a long time to be in the company of my own thoughts and my brain goes to a number of places.

I think about my body (is everything is lined up as it should be?  are my feet are striking too hard?).  I watch the world around me (a cardinal, a smile exchanged with another runner).  I compose letters, poems, and, yes, blog posts (in fact, I’ve written, planned to send, and mentally burned a letter all in one run).  I listen to music and try not to get caught singing along.

This past Saturday–which thank God was not pouring rain here–I was listening to my playlist and I thought ‘Hey–I wonder if the folks who read my blog would be interested in my playlist!’ (I’ll spare you the letters or the running inner monologue. 😉 )

So below is my 10-minute mile pace playlist. For folks that are interested, I love using jog.fm to construct my lists, since they have songs indexed by pace and bpm.

My 10-minute mile playlist

My most consistent running partners
My most consistent running partners
  1. Over the Love, Florence + the Machine (The Great Gatsby)
  2. Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (The Heist).
  3. Look at Me Now, Karmin (Karmins Covers).
  4. Wing$, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (The Heist).
  5. Born to be Wild, Steppenwolf (Greatest Hits).
  6. Freedom, Rage Against the Machine (Rage Against the Machine).
  7. Bird Flu, M.I.A. (Kala).
  8. No Light, No Light, Florence + the Machine (Remixes).
  9. Mon Meilleur Ami, Yelle (Pop Up).
  10. Mr. Brightside, The Killers (Hot Fuss).
  11. Run, Gnarls Barkley (The Odd Couple).
  12. Dog Days Are Over, Florence + the Machine (Lungs).  
  13. Going On, Gnarls Barkley (The Odd Couple).
  14. Breakin’ a Sweat, Skrillex & the Doors (Bangarang).
  15. Go Go Gadget Flow, Lupe Fiasco (the Cool).
  16. Dreams, Passion Pit (Manners).
  17. Fake Plastic Trees, Radiohead (The Bends).  It wears her out, it wears her out.
  18. Where is My Mind?, Pixies (Surfer Rosa).
  19. Speeding Cars, Imogen Heap (Goodnight & Go).
  20. Paranoid Android, Radiohead (OK Computer).
  21. The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco (Lasers).
  22. Crazy in Love, Emeli Sandé & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (The Great Gatsby).
  23. Drumming Song, Florence + the Machine (Lungs).  

Since I’m constantly changing up my tunes, hit me up in the comments section with some of your favorite tunes to sweat to.

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