Good songs to run to

@5thHouse (1692)
Sheffield, England
September 30, 2016 8:01am CST
My new Asics running shoes have just arrived. It's taken me a while to appreciate the importance of 'having the right gear' to run in. I'd always assumed that a pair of cheap and cheerful Primark trainers would see me through. That is, until the sole came off. At that point I realised that I needed something just a bit sturdier. Other more experienced runners, on seeing what I'd been wearing on my feet, were shocked and appalled. I was chastised severely for this and warned that it definitely would not do. I needed shock absorbent footwear with cushioned heels. Anything less and I could say goodbye to my knees (or at least suffer severe pain from them for the rest of my life) One friend even told me I should go to a running shop and have a 'gait analysis.' Well, I bypassed the gait analysis and instead went to analyse the listings on Amazon, but I'm kitted out now with my first pair of running shoes. (Up until a few days ago I didn't even know there were such things as 'running shoes.' I assumed 'trainers' was the global term for shoes worn for all forms of physical activity.) You live and learn. The next step is to make a play list, something to keep me amused while I run. Any recommendations as to good songs to run to? Not too fast, not too slow. I'll attach a photo of my new runners. Amongst all the other considerations, I was adamant it had to be pink to some degree.
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@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
30 Sep 16
My running days are over, but I used to run cross country many years ago just in plimsolls.We didn't have trainers in those days (the Americans call them sneakers, I think). My knees are fine, but my hips aren't, but that's probably due to riding horses. I hope you get on well with your running shoes.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
30 Sep 16
So far so good. They look well made so shouldn't fall apart like the last pair of trainers I had. I've heard that running on hard surfaces can do your hips in.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
24 Feb
@jaboUK , Wow! Impressive Jabo I did some jogging years ago but not much. I was getting better when I hurt my back and then it went downhill.
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@LadyDuck (156889)
• Switzerland
30 Sep 16
"Running shoes" seems a new term, I also called all those kind of shoes "trainers". I also like the pink colour.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
30 Sep 16
I've just tried them out for the first time. Back from my run and no blisters so thy were pretty comfortable. Hopefully I've made a good purchase. Just about to undo all the good work of exercise with a Friday night Indian takeaway.
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@LadyDuck (156889)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
@5thHouse I also indulged yesterday evening, but once a week I think it is not a problem.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
1 Oct 16
@LadyDuck Indeed, I think we need to have treats at the weekend to keep us motivated and have things to look forward to
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@maezee (32236)
• United States
2 Oct 16
Good for you for starting a running regime. Ive heard good things about asics. The playlistI feel dependa on your preference. I like rock and work out to Foo Fighters songs lol.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
2 Oct 16
I think rock is the best kind of music for working out to
@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
2 Oct 16
Very pretty runners!
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
2 Oct 16
Thanks. I wanted something a bit 'girly'.
@Hate2Iron (7855)
• Canada
30 Sep 16
I would think that the perfect playlist would include songs with upbeat tempos and then tempos that slowed down... but have to admit, I have never gone running in my life ;)
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
1 Oct 16
Yes, it needs to be up beat without being too fast so that I don't over-pace myself. I had never done any running in my life either until about a month ago. I've surprised myself by how much I enjoy it and how committed I feel to continuing.
@FayeHazel (17912)
• United States
7 Oct 16
Nice choice. I'm happy you went with something that will protect your feet. I think, any music that motivates you... I know I like "Aint it Fun" - Paramore