I haven’t shared a ‘What’s on Repeat’ here on the blog in a while, so I thought I’d throw it in with this week’s playlist post.
What’s on my ‘repeat radar’ this week? MIKA’s new single: Live Your Life. It’s a catchy little song that I used as part of my warm up but would also work well as a flat road. I hope you like it as much as I do!
The other recent release that I’m digging is ‘Odds Are’ by The Barenaked Ladies. I don’t love all of their stuff but I do like this one: I like the lyrics and it has a pretty good beat to it. It definitely worked well for our first standing climb:
Here’s the playlist in Spotify:
And here are the teaching notes:
Live Your Life: Warm up in the saddle
I Want To Break Free: This one is from my local files. I’m not exactly sure where I got a hold of it, but it’s a mashup of Queen’s ‘I Want To Break Free’ and The Black Eyed Peas’ ‘The Time (Dirty Bit). Break free from the saddle and bring it up for a continuation of the warm up.
Odds Are: Standing climb (moderate)
My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up): I really have know idea what that even means, but I LOVE this song for seated accelerations on the chorus.
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’: You can really never go wrong with MJ. Standing flat
Zion: Seated climb
White Fences: Another new realease from one of my favorites: NEEDTOBREATHE. This one is a heavy standing climb.
Need Your Love: Standing flat
Lift Off: Seated accelerations @ :26 (30 seconds); 1:34 (30 seconds) and 2:40 (20 seconds)
Put The Gun Down: Standing climb
That’s All: Here’s an old tune that I love. For some reason we were talking about Phil Collins at lunch the other day and my student teacher, who is 22 years old said, “Who’s Phil Collins”? Oh man. I hope she has at least heard this one before. Seated flat
Oh Mangalem: Alternate seated/standing climb
Kumbalewe: We took this nearly 8 minute song and broke it into a few different moves: Seated climb/seated flat/standing climb/8-4 count jumps. It definitely broke it up and made the hard work more manageable.
Tabata: Seated accelerations (8×20 seconds, 10 second recoveries)
93 Million Miles: Cool Down
Some Kind Of Broken: Cool Down/Stretch