Summer’s Almost Over

new playlist to celebrate the approaching end of summer.  have a lot of new tunes from some artists you may not recognize– support new bands!  here is the link to spotify : cycle tunes 8.23.12  enjoy, please post in comments if you have suggestions!

  • kenny chesney – feel like a rock star (3:28) : warm up/stretch
  • of monsters and men – mountain sound (3:31) : rolling hills
  • calvin harris ft. ne-yo – let’s go (radio edit) (3:46) : sprints
  • dragonette – let it go (3:32) : climb
  • madonna – turn up the radio – r3hab remix (5:42) : climb, lifts in and out of the saddle
  • capital cities – safe and sound (3:13) : continue climb, lifts
  • angels and airwaves – the adventure (5:13) : endurance word, lifts
  • the wanted – chasing the sun (3:19) : sprints
  • nero – promises (skrillex remix) (4:29) : climb, lifts
  • florence + the machine – dog days are over (4:12) : recovery, endurance
  • kelly clarkson – whyyawannabringmedown (2:43) : last set of sprints!
  • sia – breathe me (4:35) : cool down/stretch
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I Love Your Input!

Hi everyone!  I have taken a bit of a hiatus from putting together new playlists over the summer, but I am gearing up for fall and would love your input on some fun music that you love for working out/cycling.  One of my favorite things about teaching is getting to know my regulars and their music tastes — I have accommodated every request from all-out Gaga to Stevie Wonder to Jamiroquai!

Please post your favorites in the comments and I promise I’ll incorporate them into a future playlist!

Thanks!  -MJ

Something For Everyone

hope everyone is enjoying the olympics!  as of today, official USA medal count — 29 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze.  woohoo!  i have definitely noticed an increase in my class size since the olympics started– so awesome.  i love that people are inspired by world class athletes, and jollyspins is a great place to start.  🙂

i found a playlist i had not yet posted.  just to warn you, it has a tiny cheese factor, but always fun to ride along to the songs that love to get stuck in your head.  enjoy:

  • montell jordan – this is how we do it (3:59) : warm up / stretch.  blast from the past, i know
  • minimalistix – struggle for pleasure (3:56) : seated sprints with standing recovery
  • train – drive by (3:17) : flat road, endurance ride.  uncomfortable resistance.
  • selena gomez – love you like a love song (3:08) : jumps out of the saddle.  this starts the beginning of 12 min of out of the saddle/climbing work.
  • nina simone – sinnerman remixed (4:35) : out of the saddle, ladder climb
  • steppenwolf – magic carpet ride (4:20) : heavy climb, increasing for first 2 minutes.  middle 2 min, climbing out of the saddle.  drop down and push last 20 seconds.
  • republica – ready to go (5:02) : sprints
  • christopher cross – ride like the wind (3:57) : flat road, endurance ride.  approx 5/10 PRE.
  • nikka costa – everybody got their something (4:21) : seated at the start, moving out of saddle at end.  focus on speed.
  • britney spears – i wanna go (3:30) : i have a love/hate relationship with this song.  but it has great energy, so a good one for jumps.
  • dave matthews band – why i am (3:54) : last climb, steady up  hill.  in and out of the saddle at end.
  • the doobie brothers – listen to the music (3:47) : cool down / stretch