If you follow me on Twitter (and if not, well…) you know that for the past few weeks I’ve been trying to conquer decades of sedentary lifestyle by way of the Couch to 5K iPhone app. It’s been working out very well so far!
One thing I have yet to do is consciously plan out a playlist to correspond to the cycles of walking and running that are a key to the Couch to 5K program. Well, on Thursday I will be running the final day of week 4, nearing the halfway point (what??!!) in the program, so it’s time to remedy that situation.
Here then is my Couch to 5K week 4 playlist, for your consideration:
|Warm up||One More Robot / Sympathy 3000-21||The Flaming Lips||5:00|
|Walk||Little Fishes||Brian Eno||1:30|
|Run||Smells Like Teen Spirit||Nirvana||5:01|
|Walk||And I Love Her||The Beatles|
|Run||Highly Suspicious||My Morning Jacket||3:05|
|Walk||Pigs on the Wing (Part One)||Pink Floyd||1:25|
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Clearly I focused primarily on the timing and general mood of the songs when programming this playlist, giving… well… absolutely no consideration whatsoever to the transitions between the songs. But I think it will still be successful. It helps me a lot when running to focus on the music and to think, “OK… I run until the end of this song.”
And yes, when I get to running for the entire time, I will have a song for that. I have 14 songs in the library on my iPhone that are over 20 minutes long.