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Hey, in my quest to become Mister Universe, I stopped McDonalds and started running in january. It feels great. However, I need some music to match two things... and a compromise is needed :

1) my heart rate

2) my jog speed

My max heart rate should probably be the limit not to exceed for music (187 BPM according to my monitor) and I'm pretty sure the speed is about or something 160 BPM (sorry, didn't test).

Soooooooo... need music between 160 and 185 BPM.

Music with a steady beat please (rock/metal/techno).

As you can see, I did follow my 2014 resolution this time. It's worth it.

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Drum & Bass is generally higher than 160 BPM, so...

Born From the Ashes ~ Apex 2014 Album ~ Me

The End ~ Identity Sequence ~ zircon

Chaos Nightmare ~ OC ReMix ~ PrototypeRaptor

The Search for Ambrosia ~ OC ReMix / Deus Ex Album ~ zircon + Jillian Aversa

Blast Beatdown ~ OC ReMix / DKC3 Album ~ zircon + tefnek

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Thank you so much man. Don't be shy to share any of yours.

I hope Wes will chime in, he's the boss according to this chart :

LEVEL 1: VERY INACTIVE: 80-100 steps per minute = 2 mph (30 minute mile)

LEVEL 2: LIGHTLY ACTIVE: 120 steps per minute = 3 mph (20 minute mile)

LEVEL 3: MODERATELY ACTIVE: 130 steps per minute = 3.5 mph (17-18 minute mile)

LEVEL 4: ACTIVE: 140 steps per minute = 4 mph (15 minute mile)

LEVEL 5: VERY ACTIVE: 150 steps per minute = 4.3 mph (14 minute mile)

LEVEL 6: EXCEPTIONALLY ACTIVE: 160 steps per minute = 4.6 mph (13 minute mile)

LEVEL 7: ATHLETE: 170 steps per minute = 5 mph (12 minute mile)

LEVEL 8: ATHLETE : 180 steps per minute = 5.5 mph (11 minute mile)

LEVEL 9: ATHLETE: 190 steps per minute = 6.0 mph (9-10 minute mile)

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Arena of Rage from Witcher 2 -

Dynamite Rider from No More Heroes -

FF3 Final Boss Fight -

Pulled straight from my running playlist. I try to match them to the rhythm of the run, not so much the heart rate because heart rates are involuntary. Happy running, may your playlist smite all.

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Not sure if posted as a joke but this is REAL!! The person who composed that probably knew this was a fantastic running theme. In fact I think a workout-themed OCR album that remixes Punch Out music would be great. Done in hype styles to get people making all kinds of gains.

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ectogemia you rock! And thanks Dusk, Modus and Wiesty.

Modus, I know that I would tend to run on the beat, but with that Polar watch that gives my my heart rate, I can see that I reach a constant peak at some point. I'll experiment haha

Brandon, a workout-themed OCR album would be awesome.

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Actually, I don't run to music anymore - it's bad for long distance running.

But if I had to recommend VGM to listen to while running, Maverick Rising would be my first choice :) .

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You have a tendency to zone into the music and stop paying attention to your body, which is dangerous with long distance running - not paying attention to signals your body gives is often a recipe for a serious injury, which I have seen many runners experience (including myself).

6 miles in an hour isn't bad - your goal should be continual self-improvement though, so you should try to best that :P .

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