With apologies to Whitesnake and Ratt fans… 

Lately, I’ve found myself gravitating to bands with animal names.  This inspired me to put together a different kind of running mix for you.  Here is my Animal Mix:

1. Middle Distance Runner by Sea Wolf

2. Marathon Runner by Yellow Ostrich

3. Knock Knock by Band of Horses

4. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

5. Joker & the Thief by Wolfmother

6. These Days by Dr. Dog

7. Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living) by Eels

8. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

9. Hannah by Freelance Whales

10. Yet Again by Grizzly Bear

11. Backwards Down the Number Line by Phish

12. D is For Dangerous by Arctic Monkeys

13. Ragged Wood by Fleet Foxes

14. Shooting Star by Owl City

15. Stand and Deliver by Adam & the Ants

16. Eyes on You by Shark Tape

17. Hard to Handle by The Black Crowes

18. It’s a War by Trampled by Turtles

19. Come On, Let’s Go by Los Lobos

20. Fireworks by Animal Collective

21. These Old Shoes by Deer Tick

22. Over Under Sideways Down by The Yardbirds

23. Pachuca Sunrise by Minus the Bear

24. Your Savior by Temple of the Dog

25. In the Meantime by Spacehog

26. War Pigs by Gov’t Mule

27. Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz

28. Lips Like Sugar by Echo & The Bunnymen

29. Life in the Fast Lane by The Eagles

30. Kingdom of Rust by The Doves

31. Blackout by Scorpions

32. Time by Hootie & the Blowfish

33. Tell Me What You Want by Zebra

34.Don’t Drop the Baby by The JudyBats

35. We Gotta Get Out of this Place by The Animals

If you were hoping to see Cat Power or Fruit Bats on this mix, I apologize; however, I do recommend them for a post-race cool down or for some relaxation time by the fireplace. Also, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” crossed my mind, but I do not equate it with running. 

Final Thought (or confession): I love The Beatles, but I don’t run to their music.

Feel free to recommend some additions!  Thank you.

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