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Music: Fast Beats For Fast Running

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I always used to listen to music when running - it was fun to listen to my favorite songs while hitting the pavement. About 3 months ago, my headphones stopped working and I bought a five dollar wristwatch instead of a new pair of Sennheisers. I haven't run with music since.

Today, I remembered how much fun running with music was. I used to step in time to the music, which could be a challenge when the song was fast-paced or frantic.

I just stumbled across jog.fm, which tries to help you pick songs based on the speed you want to run. It's an interesting concept. I'm not sure I agree with all the times they assign to songs, but it based on their beats per minute. Want to run a mile in 6:48? Get started with Sublime's Santeria.

Because I am not afraid of guilty pleasures, below the jump are two songs that I used to listen to when I was in college. Every run would start with these two songs, and I used to really hustle for some unknown reason. That reminds me, I should listen to that playlist again ...

Oh, Shwayze. You player. You totally met her at the backyard block party by the bar. Apparently, you're best suited for a person running a mile in 6:24. Not bad.

Yep, Say Anything wrote a song about two people having sex during World War II while hiding from the German soldiers. If you don't run for your life in that situation, there's no hope for you. Oh, and 5:36 is the recommended speed for this song.

Got a guilty pleasure song? Tell us in the comments. Don't be shy. We're all friends here.