Among my running friends, the music we listen to, the playlists we create and the effort we put into finding that perfect mix is a subject of constant discussion.
Which is why, lately, I’ve been leaving it up to fate. Well, sort of. It would more accurate to say I’ve been leaving it up to the folks at Songza, and their delightfully surprising playlists.
If you’re not acquainted with Songza, it’s a website and app that provides streaming playlists for whatever mood you are in (from Energetic to Nocturnal) or activity you are doing (Girls Night Out? Lying Low on a Sunday Afternoon? Hanging out in the Man Cave?), as well as per the more traditional decades and genres. The possibilities are endless. And because Songza actually pays their staff to compile playlists, you end up with a good product.
And because Songza is an app, I can listen via my smartphone where I also track my run (with Nike+). Personally, the less stuff I can have strapped to my body when I head out the door, the better.
I tend to find a playlist I like and stick with it for a bit. Here are my favourite playlists for running, courtesy of Songza. Take a listen!
- Pick Up Your Feet
- Pop Kiss-Offs
- Beer in Your Water Bottle: Alt Rock Workout
- Guitars & PBRs
- Sunshine Indie Pop Workout
- Marathon Workout
- Massive Pop Hits: The Remixes
(Photo Credit: Brett Levin)