HALF MARATHON MUSIC MIXES

MIX #1

Time ~ 1hr:45 min
Average speed
~ 5 min per km-166bpm (ave)
~ 8 min per mile-166bpm (ave)


It is important to remember that with long runs the ideal speed is a consistent pace throughout the race. Thus, this suggested mix allows for a slightly slower paced beginning and an increased pace for the final 3.3kms. Depending on fitness this increased pace may be difficult for some. In that instance shorten your stride with the higher BPM to a pace that you can maintain or jump to the slower track detailed at the end.

Looking for a Clue Part 4 163bpmHarald Riedel. Great drum and bass provides solid easily identified rhythms that will get you quickly into a good rhythm and stride.

Adrenolynx 166bpmAdrian Szondy. The simply drum introduction allows you to increase your pace to 166bpm (5 min per km pace) easily. The mystical sounds are full of intrigue. Driving track!

Phunk my Bass 166bpm Adrian Szondy.  Very cool funk and jazz rhythms that make running easy. Last 5 minutes is high energy.

Phoenix 166bpm Adrian Szondy.  The fast rhythmic beat of the Aboriginal 'clap sticks' gives a refreshing and clean sound. These relaxed sounds build to an solid primal percussive second half of the track. The opening 5 minutes is in 6/8 time in contrast to the usual 4/4 time. This means a rhythm that feels like your floating which a wonderful feeling to run to.

Bionic Pulse 166bpm  –  Adrian Szondy.  One of great running tracks with lovely melodies and driving rhythms - will keep you going at this stage. Building to an edgy and strong conclusion.

Adrenolynx 166bpmAdrian Szondy. This will be the second time you have listened to this great track during this run. It will keep you motivated and at a high energy level for the final 15 minutes. A great finish that will drive you to the line.

Force Within 171bpm - Lee 'Sonny Boy' Morgan.  This is the final 3300 mtrs of your race.  Solid rock with great rhythms, Driving and motivating sound. If it is hard to maintain this speed shorten the stride. If this gets to hard jump to the next slower piece mentioned below.

It is a good idea to have a slower track at the end of the mix if the run turns out to be more difficult than expected. I would like to suggest that Andrew Batterham’s ‘Power of Sound” 156bpm is a wonderful piece of music to finish a run with – Inspiring!

Effort Intensity Chart
graphically depicts distances run with each run session track.
These can be shifted to suit by changing the playing order in the iPod or mp3 player
Please remember though, it is difficult to increase speed significantly during such a long run and the run should be as even as possible.





 

MIX #2

Time ~ 2:00 hours
Average speed
~ 5 min 40secs per km-164bpm (ave)
~ 9 min 10secs per mile-164bpm (ave)


It is important to remember that with long runs the ideal speed is a consistent pace throughout the race. Thus, this suggested mix allows for a slightly slower paced beginning and an increased pace for half hour. For the final 75 minutes you will be running at 6 min per km (9.4min mile).

Looking for a Clue Part 3 163bpm - Harald Riedel. Great drum and bass provides solid easily identified beat that will get you quickly into a good rhythm and stride.

Phunk my Bass 166bpm Adrian Szondy. Very cool funk and jazz rhythms that make running easy. Last 5 minutes is high energy.

Phoenix 166bpm Adrian Szondy. The fast rhythmic beat of the Aboriginal 'clap sticks' gives a refreshing and clean sound. These relaxed sounds build to a solid primal percussive second half of the track. The opening 5 minutes is in 6/8 time in contrast to the usual 4/4 time. This means a rhythm that feels like your floating which a wonderful feeling to run to.

Cardio Cardigan 163bpm Sole Power. Deep Funk groove with excellent brass and strong rhythms

Meshoeu 163bpm - Adrian Vincent. Influenced by hip hop, dance sounds this has lovely melodies and is easy running music.

Looking for a Clue Part 4 163bpm - Harald Riedel. High energy drum and bass provides solid easily identified rhythms needed at this stage of the run.

Fat Burner 163bpmSole Power. Deep Funk groove with excellent brass and strong rhythms

Raven 163bpm - Adrian Vincent. This piece is full of intrigue with changing melodies and percussive dance sounds that will support you well over the concluding 15minutes of the run. Great way to finish.

It is a good idea to have a slower track at the end of the mix if the run turns out to be more difficult than expected. I would like to suggest that Andrew Batterham’s ‘Power of Sound” 156bpm is a wonderful piece of music to finish a run with – Inspiring!

Effort Intensity Chart
graphically depicts distances run with each run session track.
These can be shifted to suit by changing the playing order in the iPod or mp3 player.
Please remember though, it is difficult to increase speed significantly during such a long run and the run should be as even as possible.



MIX #3

Time ~ 2 hr:15 min

Average speed
~ 6:25 min per km-160/163bpm (ave)

~ 10:15 min per mile-160/163bpm (ave)


Golden Mile 160bpm 2142 mtrs - Taran Carter – Great to start with, helps relax but with solid rhythms. Lovely singing by Karolina Cutler.

Looking for a Clue Pt 2. 163bpm  – 2500 mtrs - Harald Riedel. Strong drum and bass sound helps you go a bit faster

The River 163bpm – 2500 mtrs - Adrian Vincent – will hold you in the rhythm with great sounds and melodies.

On the Pulse 163bpm - 2500 mtrs - SolePower - Deep Funk sound will power you through this part of the run with high energy with brilliant Sax and Trumpet playing.

Adelaide 160bpm - 2142 mtrs - Mark Gardiner. This industrial Techno is powerful stuff that gives variety to what you have listened to so far. Contrast with driving finish

Meshoeu 163bpm - 2500 mtrs - Adrian Vincent. Influenced by hip hop, dance sounds this has lovely melodies and is easy running music.

StopWatch 163bpm – 2500 mtrs - SolePower. This deep funk sound follows well from Adrian Vincent's work and will energise your spirits helping you maintain strong pace. Big brassy sound will drive you well.

'till you end up somewhere 160bpm – 2142 mtrs - Taran Carter. Solid running music, great melodies, last 5 minutes funky pop fusion will put a smile on your face.

Finish Line
 160bpm  – 2142 mtrs -Taran Carter. This track has been chosen for this moment in the ½ marathon because of the wonderfully inspiring words of the song and the beautiful voice of our gorgeous singer Karolina Cutler. 

It is a good idea to have a slower track at the end of the mix if the run turns out to be more difficult than expected. I would like to suggest that Andrew Batterham’s ‘Power of Sound” 156bpm is a wonderful piece of music to finish a run with – Inspiring!

Effort Intensity Chart
graphically depicts distances run with each run session track.
These can be shifted to suit by changing the playing order in the iPod or mp3 player
Please remember though, it is difficult to increase speed significantly during such a long run and the run should be as even as possible.