Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Loose Ends

My playlist from the race on Saturday for Beth (@ Shut up and Run):

Name Artist Album BPM
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy The Andrews Sisters The Best of CD1 199
Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin' Daddies Zoot Suit Riot 184
Girlfriend Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing 164
I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones Greatest Hits  162
The Middle Jimmy Eat World Bleed American (Second Version 162
Paint It Black The Rolling Stones The Top 10 Hits [Bubanee] 160
Baby Likes To Rock It The Tractors The Tractors 159
Take a Minute Knaan Troubadour 156
Ain't No Rest For The Wicked Cage The Elephant Ain't No Rest For The Wicked (Single) 155
Magic Power Triumph Allied Forces [2004 Remaster] 152
Wavin' Flag Knaan Troubadour 152
08 - Perfect Hedley 152
Hero Nickelback Greatest Hits CD1 147
Shoot To Thrill AC/DC Live (2 CD Collector's Edition) (CD1) 146
Rockstar Nickelback Greatest Hits CD1 143
Call Me Blondie Greatest Hits (24-bit Digital Remaster) 142
She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 139
Any Way You Want It Journey Journey: Greatest Hits 138
Viva La Vida Coldplay The Singles 1999 - 2008 138
You Know My Name Chris Cornell You Know My Name 138
Doing It Right Go! Team Proof of Youth 137
The Names Bond...James Bond David Arnold Casino Royale OST 135
Hung up Madonna Confessions on a Dancefloor 125
New In Town Little Boots Hands 99
The Distance Cake Fashion Nugget 91
Candyman Christina Aguilera Back To Basics 86
Queen of Hearts Juice Newton Juice Newton's Greatest Hits (And More) 84
It's My Life Bon Jovi Crush


I found that songs that ran at half my target BPM were also useful if I count strides instead of steps.

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What am I doing next?  Running of course!  I'm in discussion with a certain Jill (@ Run With Jill) for a coaching and a training plan.  I'm collecting all the information for her.  I think I'll have to sign on for 16 weeks since she says I should be able to qualify for the Olympics on a program of hers!

I'm looking at a few fun runs in the next couple of weeks that should be fun for the family:


And not to keep out of the swing of things I ran on Monday, and did my cross-training today.  Tomorrow I'll try a 5k Tempo run as well.  But Jill is patiently waiting and will be knocking the dust out of the attic soon, so I don't expect to be on my amateur training program for long!

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Welcome to all the new people - thanks for supporting me and keeping me honest!!!!

20 comments:

Emz said...

Let Beth think this was for her but I swear this was for me. :)

Ever tried creating a 12 hour playlist?! HOLY HECK. Will my iPod even go for 12 hours?!

Thank you!!

Oh and tripe stew and head cheese? I'm officially FREAKED out.

Matty O said...

yeah, so what I have taken from your post today is that you will have "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" on infinite loop for your next race?! HAHA, never paired up my HR with my music.

I do know however that there are a few songs that I set my HR alarm off every time they are on. Those will be my anchor songs for the last 2 miles of races :)

Way to keep up the race signups! That will FORCE you to run... because we all know we CAN'T WASTE MONEY!!!!

Teamarcia said...

Jill will not disappoint. Cannot wait to see you up on that Olympic podium...I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

Johann said...

That is some list! Andrew, what you need is some race or fun run where you just relax and run. No worries about the time or pace or tempo...just relax and run and have fun all the way to the finish. I like the fun run idea.

ShutUpandRun said...

You are the MAN!! Thanks for the list. Lots of great stuff there. Rockstar was in my skydive video, just sayin'. We are on the same page.

And I see you've now got the running bug big time. Love it. Better than those bed bugs going around...

Barefoot Neil Z said...

jealous that you get a coach... Work hard!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

If you work with Jill, maybe you can help crew her 50 miler next year. And mine the year after? :0

K said...

Glad to see a 10k (or 2) on your list of races! Also glad to see that Cake- The Distance made the cut. :)

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

That is quite the mix! If I had a playlist, there would be a few of those on mine!

Jill said...

Did I tell you that a requirement for me to work with you is that you'll have to crew or pace me on my 50 that Kovas is event coordinator for? Dang, I thought I did. Have fun with that!!!

Raegun said...

You are on a roll - keep it up, Andrew! I really like your play list. As I reviewed it I thought "Oh! Must add to playlist!!". Well, apart from the Nickelback, LOL. Does the Jingle bell really involve a Santa suit!? Too fun!

Lisa said...

Very interesting stuff, but HOW did you determine the BPM? Can I evaluate my own playlist for BPM somehow?

Andrew Opala said...

Lisa, I used a program called DJ Mixmaster from here: http://www.mixmeister.com/download.html but I'm sure there are others.

Christina said...

I embarrass my friend when I announce to the world that I like Aqua's "Barbie Girl" and "Around the World."

skierz said...

Sounds like you are on a mission! Love it! Keep up the intensity and the hard work! It does pay off! Cheers

Her Name is Rio said...

Good luck on the Olympic training plan!

Jennifer said...

An Olympic marathoner! Jill will kick your a$$ but in a kind and sweet way, I am sure!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Great minds think alike. I actually have several of these songs on my playlist already! There are some other great ones on here I will be adding to it tonight though; thanks for sharing!!

Chris K said...

Nice, onward and upward. Good job on getting a Coach. Um, it seems you missed my comment about not wearing an ipod though.

Matty B. said...

I don't think that I've mentioned it before, but I really like the layout of your blog. It's very professional, very welcoming, and then the tone in your posts is always full of gratitude and hope.

Thank you for your blog!