Inspired by Ramble-On Runner, who said:
I'm working on a running mix for a marathon I'm training for. It would be great to get some help selecting songs. Does this topic already exist? If not, can we create it?
I don't think the grade is too bad, although I hear the bridges have some intense uphill/downhills. I'm not sure how well I can sync the music to the bridges ;)
I have a few scarlet-fires for training and they have been great (one from the Closing at Winterland and one from the early '90's... I will look for the '83). One thing I recently noticed is that the later version is quicker? Is this true? Because the faster version is a bit better. Also, I found the speed-uptick between the '70's and the 80-90's true for Franklin's Tower... which is a great song for me to run to. Not sure if this is just my versions.
Dancing in the Streets is a good idea. I'll try it. I think they even mention NYC in the song.
Thanks for the tips!
So whats the grade like? how much uphill and down?... i would think a fast beat to keep you going uphill....i would think dancing in the streets 10-11-77 would be a good jam...of course i agree with the scarlet>fire thing...GOOD LUCK
The Scarlet > Fires from 2/5/78 (DP # 18) and 10/14/83 (DP # 6) should be at the top of your list. Great solos by Jerry before the "wind in the willows" verse of Scarlet, monster jams btwn tracks and the apropos Fire lyric "long distance runner, what you standing there for..."
Jack Straw from 12/29/77 (DP # 10 I believe) is killer. Here Comes Sunshine from 12/19/73 (DP # 1) will get you dancing, if not running. You can't go wrong with any of the Dark Star > St Stephen > Elevens or That's It for the Other Ones from early 69.
Hey, thanks for posting my topic...
I'm making a running mix for the NYC marathon in November. If anyone has tried making a running mix or has ideas for songs, lemme know. I have a blog telling which songs have worked for me so far.
Click on the Grateful Dead link so you don't have to read all the running nonsense...