Great article on the Onion’s AV Club about rocking & working out.
Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of gypsy punk like Gogol Bordello, experimental metal like Polkadot Cadaver and Circus of Dead Squirrels, and the post-hardcore stuff like Every Time I Die, He is Legend and Maylene & the Sons of Disaster
That upbeat tempo of the Eastern European punk rock is really invigorating and I can get into a nice groove. The heavy stuff has always been really energizing for me, although sometimes when I’m out on a long run it’s nice to listen to something more soothing and meditative like Air, Radiohead, Zero 7, the Mars Volta and Stars of the Lid.
But when I run in races, I don’t listen to any music. Not just because its a rule (that nobody follows!) but because I think part of the experience of running a race is interacting with the people around you and listening to everything that’s going on. I think if you have headphones on you alienate yourself from those around you. But that’s just me!
What do you like to listen to when you’re running?