- What are the considerations you think of when making your list?
- Do you try to structure the songs to go with your intervals? I use a spreadsheet to make sure a the playlist duration matches the workout duration, I have tried to match intervals but a spreadsheet is weak sauce for that.
- Do you make playlists specific to specific workouts?
- I try to add in a variety of music, old, new, classical, 'Dead, heavy metal ish etc. The workout guides the playlist – I match the music intensity (in general) to the workout’s.
- Not really. I typically pick out higher tempo music for more intense workouts and some songs hit the work intervals and some miss.
- Yes but I will reuse them on as needed basis.
The only real must have in my playlist creation is there needs to be heroic music at the end. The – I often reach for John Williams (Throne Room from Star Wars, the 1941 March, the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Summon the Heros) and the last movement to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony works very well here. I try to find a starting song/piece that sets the tone for the workout – Bach overtures work great and today’s was Scuttle Buttin’ by Steve Ray Vaughn. There are also a number of songs that turn my spaghetti legs into lightning bolts and they are in nearly every playlist of mine (Fight the Good Fight, Run to the HIlls, Roundup).
Anyway happy training!