10 Kilometer Mix
Speaking of mixes…
Just before Christmas, I took part in the Port Tunnel 10k run. I hadn’t run much before then. In fact, I would estimate that if you if you took all of the times I have run in my life and added them together, you probably wouldn’t get 10K. So how did I go from lazy fat ass to the bronze Adonis I am today?
Well, it’s entirely down to my special 10k iPod playlist* These songs helped keep me going when I couldn’t see anything in the port tunnel except the steam from other people’s sweat. It kept me going when I realised that, after 5 minutes of actually being in the tunnel that I’d seen everything the tunnel had to offer and the next hour or so would be like watching paint dry. Really painful, exhausting paint.
Anyway, so here’s the mix. If anyone’s got any suggestions for additional, suitable song, please let me know. I’ll put them to the test next time I go to the gym.
We Want Fun - Andrew W.K.
Still Waiting - Sum 41
Noise Brigade - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Training Montage (Rocky IV) - Vince DiCola
Girls Own Love - Andrew W.K.
Life During Wartime (Live) - Talking Heads
How I Could just Kill a Man - Rage Against the Machine
List of Demands (Reparations) - Saul Williams
Bump - Spank Rock
Movies - Alien Ant Farm
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Witness (1 Hope) - Roots Manuva
Music is my Hot Hot Sex - Cansei De Ser Sexy
Heart’s On Fire (Rock IV) - John Cafferty
Fat Lip - Sum 41
99 Problems - Jay Z
Flashdance / Fame - The Dan Band
God Hates a Coward - Tomahawk
Fuckin’ Spend - High Speed Scene
Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
Jump - Van Halen
Holing Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Jesus Walks - Kanye West
Shimmy - System of a Down
Million $ Man - Imperial Teen
This Month, Day 10 - Cansei De Ser Sexy
Goin’ Out West - Tom Waits
You’re the Voice - John Farnham
Yes, there’s a lot of Andrew W.K.
Yes, there’s a lot of 80s power ballads
Go for the single version of “I need a Hero” - you don’t need six minutes of Bonnie Tyler wailing
Every life goal should be achieved with Vince DiCola’s “Training Montage” playing in the backround
- Well, the four or five weeks of training I did beforehand may have helped a little