Playlist: Running


If, like me, you are afflicted with the running/jogging bug, you may participate from time to time in 10 km charity runs, like the Terry Fox Run, which I did today.

I had been running on and off for a number of years but was not consistent until I started listening to music while running. A good running playlist helps get you off to a good start, energize you along the way, and give you that boost when your focus starts to wane.

Today’s 10k playlist:

1. Tales from the Beach, Incognito, Tales from the Beach (Bluey Music Ltd., 2008)
2. No Limit, Breakwater, Breakwater (Arista, 1978)
3. Goodbye to Yesterday, Incognito feat. Mo Brandis, Surreal (Dome, 2012)
4. I Love Music, The O’Jays, Family Reunion (Philadephia Int’l Records, 1975)
5. Here to Love You, The Doobie Brothers, Minute by Minute (Warner Bros., 1978)
6. American Idiot, Green Day, American Idiot (Reprise, 2004)
7. You Make My Dreams Come True, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Voices (RCA Victor, 1980)
8. I’m So Free, Lou Reed, Transformer (RCA Victor, 1972)
9. 110%, Jesse Ware, Devotion (Island, 2012)
10. Supermarket, Pete Dunaway, Pete Dunaway (Som Livre, 1974)
11. It’s Bad, It’s Good, Die Roten Punkte, Kunst Rock (Die Roten Punkte, 2012)
12. Pharoahs, SBTRKT, SBTRKT (Young Turks, 2011)
13. Lost Without You, Nato, Reggae Hits 37 (Jet Star, 2007)
14. Ooo La La, Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines (Star Trak Ent., 2013)

Notably, tracks 11 and 12 really helped me step up the pace and finish strong. I beat last year’s time by 6 minutes.