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Music For Running

This week I have officially started training for my half-marathon coming up at the end of May.  I am a little behind schedule because of my ankle injury, but I have had some great relief from going to physio and I got the go-ahead to start easing back into running.  What “easing in” means within the context of training for a half marathon that is less than 2 months away… I’m not too sure.  However, it’s happening and I’m excited about that!

As I start clocking in the Kilometers in the coming weeks, I also need to start working on a good running playlist.  I usually just listen to songza while I run, but I don’t always find that the stations work for me.  I know there are a lot of people who swear by certain types of songs or music genres to keep them pushing right until the end of their runs.  If that is you, then I need your help!  Even if you don’t run, but have some great high energy, motivational favourites, I want to know about them!

Please, leave me some suggestions for your favorite running or exercise music!
What is your powersong?

8 thoughts on “Music For Running

  1. I listen to a lot of techno/trance music. DJ Tiesto in particular, but there’s also Ferry Corsten who is excellent. As for individual songs, there’s a bunch:
    Call me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    Closer – NIN
    Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
    Get Lucky – Daft Punk
    Head Like A Hole – NIN
    Man In Motion – St Elmo’s Fire soundtrack
    Pompeii- Bastille
    Raise Your Glass – Pink
    Ready Steady Go – Oakenfold
    Toca Me – Fragma
    Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff – Deadmau5


  2. Oh, and Mo Kenney’s album “In my Dreams” is my current new favorite for kick-ass music but it probably isn’t that great for fast RUNNING 😉


  3. I don’t usually listen to music when I run, but if I do I tend to go with something by David Guetta or Calvin Harris, or something along those lines. I think I read/heard somewhere that it’s good to listen to music with a beat that matches the pace you’re running at (but I don’t know if that’s actually true or not). Good luck with training!


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