Songs/music that inspire running. [Note: I don't listen to music when I'm running, am afraid of getting distracted and run over. So this list is a bit of a scam.] The candidates
- The Chariots Of Fire theme by Vangelis. How can this not be Numero Uno? Many true runners will disagree. Too cliched, too predictable. But what the hell, it is the running song.
- Paradise City, by Guns N' Roses. Very odd, I know. But there is something to said for this song blaring out of a 12 seater van with your stinking sweaty teammates rooting for you, at a very groggy 6 a.m. when you're limping through your allotted 8 odd miles of Leg 27, on a cool September New Hampshire morning
- Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor
- The theme from Rocky
- O Fortuna from Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.