I like listening to music when I do my afternoon walk. If there’s one thing that bugs me, it’s finding a song with a really good walking beat, only to have it followed with another that slows right down, or speeds right up.
It’s the little things.
It gets really annoying when I spend a whole 50-minute walk changing up and down like this. (Okay, so I’m a bit anal when it comes to music for waking.)
So I got a whole stack of songs I like “walking along” to, put them all on an iTunes list, and downloaded a metronome onto my iphone. I cut out any songs that went below 122 beats per minute, or above 130.
Then I rearranged the song order, starting from 122 bpm, working up slowly to 130, and then back down to 122. (I did say I was anal.)
I tested out my new list today for the first time. It worked wonderfully.
What I’ve learned is this: after 50 mins of walking at 122 bpm+, your legs get sore.
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