I am also furious about this. Spotify Running was what got me off the couch and on the trail in the first place, no joke. I understand if they're not going to maintain it, but eliminating entirely? And without any kind of email warning? That's horrible. I could have at least created my own playlists if I knew this was disappearing.
Ya this so sucks!! I use this everyday at the gym. It has helped me do from a 5.9 to a 6.2 pase just buy upping my BPM. I have no go to playlist for this my music is what help me keep going. So disappointed is Spotify for this.
For my fellow sad folks-- I've been searching for alternatives. For those with iPhones, there's an app called jog.fm that might do a similar thing. (I don't have an iPhone, soooo....Booo!) They also have a website where, if you put in the tempo you want, it'll give you a playlist, so you can try it through their browser or build you own Spotify playlists. However, it would be best if Spotify didn't do away with this valuable feature!
Really disappointing... this Feature was the main reason why I subscribed a premium membership (and recommend it to everyone)... hate it that they removed this feature in such a sneaky way. It seems that no one got that information unless they deactivated running. And the running playlists doesn't do their job very well.