Monthly Archives: August 2010

Running Playlist: iTunes top 10 BPM analysis: 08-31-2010

We have some strong new entrants to the top 10 this week. Unfortunatelly, Katy Perry is still in number 1 with Teenage Dream, but there is still some hope left in the world sinc Taylor Swift made it in with Mine at … Continue reading

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Running Playlist: Music/Running/Playlist App review of the week: Metronome:

Image source: Wikimedia Commons What is a Metronome?A metronome is a device that creates regular ticks (beats) and is used by some musicians to maintain tempo. As I mention in multiple places on this site, running to a BPM of 180 … Continue reading

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Running Playlist: 5K Playlist of the week: 08-26-2010

Today’s list is designed to help you run a fast 5k. It’s timed at 47 minutes, so even slower runners can benefit from using it. If you notice, all the songs on this list have a BPM of 150 or … Continue reading

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Running Playlist: Amazon top 10 BPM analysis: 08-25-2010

This week we have a new song in the top 10. “For The Summer” comes in at number 7. It’s not a very good song for a running playlist since it has a relatively low BPM of 75, but this … Continue reading

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Running Playlist: iTunes top 10 BPM analysis: 08-24-2010

There were no new songs in the iTunes top 10 this week. It is troubling that Katy Perry is number one. I was hoping she’d drop out. At least “California Gurls” is finally out. Still, not very high quality music … Continue reading

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App of the week on Jogging playlist: Cadence

  I had a chance to play with the Cadence app over the weekend, and here’s my review:   What it does:   The cadence app is a very simple app. All it does is scan you music and let … Continue reading

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Jogging in nature will make you happier than running on a treadmill. I second that!

I found some interesting research about the benefits of running outdoors. It’s definitely something that becomes pretty obvious when winter comes, treadmill running doesn’t only suck because you’re not moving (ok, it has its value, but still not as fun as a good … Continue reading

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Running Playlist: Amazon to 10 BPM analysis: 08-19-2010

Running Playlist: Amazon to 10 BPM analysis: 08-19-2010 Post source: Running Playlists Amazon has done a slightly better job than iTunes with its top 10 list this week when it comes to running playlists. There are definitely some better running … Continue reading

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Running Playlist: iTunes top 10 analysis 08-18-2010

source: Running Playlists   This week has been bad for us runners in the iTunes top 10, not much quality songs to work with. I included the analysis of the top 10 list below. The items in Bold are the ones that … Continue reading

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Running Playlist of the week: 8-17-2010

Source: Running Playlists     Here’s the first running playlist of the week: This playlist was designed for an easy one hour run, with just a few energizing songs woven in so you get a good workout as well. Feel … Continue reading

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