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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.

  1. We Want Fun - Andrew W.K.

  2. Still Waiting - Sum 41

  3. Noise Brigade - Mighty Mighty Bosstones

  4. Training Montage (Rocky IV) - Vince DiCola

  5. Girls Own Love - Andrew W.K.

  6. Life During Wartime (Live) - Talking Heads

  7. How I Could just Kill a Man - Rage Against the Machine

  8. List of Demands (Reparations) - Saul Williams

  9. Bump - Spank Rock

  10. Movies - Alien Ant Farm

  11. Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen

  12. Witness (1 Hope) - Roots Manuva

  13. Music is my Hot Hot Sex - Cansei De Ser Sexy

  14. Heart’s On Fire (Rock IV) - John Cafferty

  15. Fat Lip - Sum 41

  16. 99 Problems - Jay Z

  17. Flashdance / Fame - The Dan Band

  18. God Hates a Coward - Tomahawk

  19. Fuckin’ Spend - High Speed Scene

  20. Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

  21. Jump - Van Halen

  22. Holing Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

  23. Jesus Walks - Kanye West

  24. Shimmy - System of a Down

  25. Million $ Man - Imperial Teen

  26. This Month, Day 10 - Cansei De Ser Sexy

  27. Goin’ Out West - Tom Waits

  28. You’re the Voice - John Farnham

Notes:

  • 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