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Five Reasons You’ll Like Running More Than You Thought You Would

So, you’re considering going for a run in the New Year, but you can’t help thinking it’s going to be horrible. I’m here to tell you it’s going to be better than you think. It’s true that there can be a strange disconnect between the way a keen runner talks about the activity – the […]

Infinite Running Music – Back On It

Happy New Year! A lot of people dis the New-Year’s-resolution thing, but it works for me – I’m a legendary giver-upper; hell, this is the tenth anniversary of the set of rules that led to the departure of Rob Deering version 1.0 – the man whose claim to look exactly like Chief Wiggum off of […]

The Spider-Man Trick

A really fantastic tent-pole blockbuster – and I’m talking about films here, not that special feeling a man gets when he first wakes up in the morning – is a wonderful thing. Well, they both are, but let’s stay with film. Spider-Man: Homecoming is great – funny, moving, exciting and fresh. Any movie that hits […]

Infinite Running Music – the London List

Well, the London Marathon is a month ago now, and it’s an ephemeral thing, a huge, city-wide moment, gone before the people taking part have even started recovering from it. So I’ve got some old news for you. On the day I had to use my old music player, with the same playlist it’s had […]

Infinite Running Music – On The Nose Inspiration

It’s the London Marathon tomorrow, so I’ve put aside my customary objections to songs that are on-the-nose; songs about running, songs to empower, songs that people have run or trained to in films. Sometimes you need a good solid slice of inspiration. Having said that, this isn’t The Eye Of The Tiger, Run To The […]

Infinite Running Music – New Music

It’s not easy, when you are of-a-certain-age, to seek out new music – you’ve got so many decades of music you KNOW you like just waiting to be listened to; running has got me back on the lookout though – and there is always something great to be found. So that’s what I’m focussing on […]

Infinite Running Music – from Films

This week I’ve been loading up my Infinite Running Music playlist with music from movies. Sometimes life feels better when you think of it as a movie with you as the main character, and no more so than when you’re running, so why not provide the appropriate score? I’ve been strict here; no well-chosen, Tarantino-esque […]

Infinite Running Music – Long Ones

Next weekend I’m running a half marathon, and not long after that I’m running the London Marathon – which is TWICE that far! So I’ve been going long – going out for long runs, listening to long songs. When I did my first Marathon, in 2011, I put together a playlist of the longest songs […]

Infinite Running Music – All About That Bass

This week I saw an article that said Bassists Are The Most Important Member Of A Band – According To Science. It was on the internet, so it must be true. The essence of it is that we can hear the rhythm in a melody better if it’s played on low notes; no surprise there […]

Infinite Running Music – Beginning, Middle, Bit Before the End, End

I don’t hold with my running music being too ‘on the nose’; I’m not that jazzed to be running listening to songs about running, and I REALLY don’t want to pick a song based on its BPM. If you’re going to let an external device govern your pace, you might as well run on a… […]