Jogging Sore (A Mixtape by Cholil Efek Rumah Kaca)

Running, the exercise that has existed since thousand of years ago, has lately been stealing spotlight as the trendiest exercise. Move over, fixie bikes and muay thai, it’s time for pairs of colorful running shoes hitting the tracks. As running sophistication level escalates, we would like to encourage you to get your lazy ass of the couch, and run! It’s healthy, it’s easy, it’s free. It is also best accompanied by selection of songs that would pumped your spirit. Today’s #MixtapeMonday series is thoughtfully picked by Cholil from Efek Rumah Kaca who also loves to jog. The pace of him running reflected on his playlist this week.

The start line until second kilometer is the easy part. Still high-spirited. Estimated time: 15 minutes.

1. Roscoe – Midlake 

2. I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King 

3. St.Petersburg – Brazillian Girls 

4. Ventura Highway – America

Third to fourth kilometer is where we’re getting critical. All the sweating, the faster heart-beating. This is where usually the thought of quitting crosses our mind. So we need songs that will pump the adrenaline, that will keep us going. Estimated time: 15-16 minutes.

5. Alter Ego – Tame Impala 

6. Yet Again – Grizzly Bear 

7. Standing Next To Me – The Last Shadow Puppets 

8. Winter Hill – Doves 

Fifth kilometer. According to some researches, after exercising for approximately 30 minutes, our body will produce enzyme that induces some kind of happy feeling. A joyful outburst. Estimated time: 7-8 minutes.

9. Get Lucky – Daft Punk 

10. I Saw The Light – Todd Rundgren

Sixth kilometer. Cholil’s personal target before trying for 10k run. Victorious-themed songs needed. Estimated time: 7-8 minutes.

11. Ready To Start – Arcade Fire

12. Bright Lit Blue Sky – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

The sweaty road of satisfaction. Estimated time: 10 – 15 minutes.

13. Impossible Germany – Wilco 

14. I Think of You – Rodriguez

15.Oh Marc, Please, Let Me Fly With My Lv – Giorgio Tuma

Cholil said that he usually runs at Stadion Kuningan or somewhere around his office, after office hour. Join him, shall we?

(Thanks to Tiara Ayuwardani for helping me wrapping up this article)