Remixing Music For Running

From, Running tips
Jump to: navigation, search

Running with music that has the right tempo makes it easier to maintain a good Cadence. Sadly, there is not a lot of music that is at 180 BPM, but it is possible to change the tempo without changing the pitch. (Using music that is 90 BPM and running double time will also work.)

  • Use MixMeister (free) to analyze the song to determine it's BPM (beats per minute)
  • Use audacity to change the tempo
  • Import into your favorite player

You can also do bulk changes to tempo using these instructions, but it will apply the same percentage offset. I've written some code to read the MP3 tags from MixMeister and then batch update the temp. Email me if you're interested in the details.