Published Mar 24, 2007Nikes iTunes-exclusive Original Run series offers 45-minute compositions written by acclaimed artists designed for working out. But Im not buying it. When LCD Soundsystems James Murphy unveiled his running regime 45:33, I was all ready to break a sweat. But after hearing it, I wasnt exactly making a beeline for the treadmill. A persistent, solid piece of electrofied disco and funk, the wonky tempos and erratic timeline really only suited its composers routine, not mine. All Day, the recent third entry in the series by Aesop Rock, has the same problem: fascinating concept and great execution, but unproductive in its goal unless Im supposed to adjust my workout to meet his impossible pacing. As great as the music and iTunes directly installing a "Workout folder into my library is, Im sticking with the C&C Music Factory and 2Unlimited to get my heart racing.