Matt is a Buyer at the Running Room. He works primarily on the Amazon marketplace and the runningroom.com shop.
Fall is slowly becoming my favourite season to run; though Edmonton weather can be quite unpredictable, it’s usually neither too hot or cold during this time of year. The summer runners have gone back to the treadmill, graciously freeing up trail space for all-season runners.
When it comes to running and music, I usually unplug. I started running with the RRAC group (Running Room Athletic Club) this spring and we do two to three workouts a week. I usually also do a long run with friends on Sunday; this doesn’t leave me with many runs to myself to listen to music.
The variety of what I listen to on a run is different than a normal playlist. I grew up in the late ’90s early ’00s and am really into the post-hardcore/pop punk music scene of that era. On a run though, I’d rather listen to more ambient songs that match the serenity of the environment I’m in.
Here’s a playlist that has been in my rotation lately.
The Album Leaf – “The Light”
LP – “Into the Wild”
Tycho – “Dye”
Empire of the Sun – “High and Low”
The Cinematic Orchestra – “Arrival of the Birds”
Smallpools – “Dreaming”
Keith Kenniff – “Grace”
PVRIS – “Smoke”
If These Trees Could Talk – “From Roots to Needles”
Death From Above 1979 – “Freeze Me”
Matt was born in the Northwest Territories which could explain his love for being outside, regardless of the season. After a day of work, navigating the office as a 6’6” employee, he can often be seen running home on the very busy 99th Street. He has never seen Top Gun.