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I've found that when I run (or jog), I'm more inclined to listen to music that is lengthy and all-encompassing. Because let's face it, we don't want to be breaking our concentration when we focus on a specific action especially when running. Otherwise at that moment the track ends, we lose the "tunnel vision" that we get from focusing, all because the track ended and changed to another one. Sound familiar? I hope so, I don't want to be the only guy thinking this - that would be very awkward.
What I did is compiled a list of 10 compositions that you can add to your running playlist for that specific reason - continuity. It's a pain in the ass if things never go as smooth as they should, so I've arranged them in a way that it works like a story somehow.
Intro --> Conflict --> Resolution --> End
You don't want to be motivated straight away, otherwise that just ruins the beginning of the run.
1. E.S. Posthumus - Harappa [for warm-up]
2. E.S. Posthumus - Oraanu Pi
3. Two Steps From Hell - Armored Cars
4. Two Steps From Hell - Run Like Hell
5. Immediate Music - Prometheus Rising
6. E.S. Posthumus - Unstoppable
7. Two Steps From Hell - Heart of Courage (No Choir)
8. Two Steps From Hell - Atlantis
9. Immediate Music - For Which We Stand
10. E.S. Posthumus - Caarano
There's no harm if you switch the music around or whether you want to place other songs in between them.