Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Long Run Power Playlist

I don't think I could ever be one of those people who runs without music. Maybe I could do books on tape or a podcast, but I have to have something in my ears to keep me going and entertain me. I forgot my headphones for one of my long training runs and I just played music from my phone speakers; it was rather refreshing to hear the sounds of the city with my music in the background.

For the 10 miler and half marathon that I recently ran I knew I'd need to put together a playlist. I couldn't chance my phone not picking up Pandora, or coming across songs that I wanted to skip. In the famous words of Ron Popeil I just wanted to "Set it, and forget it!"

I set off to create a killer playlist. Every time I heard a song that pumped me up (especially when running) I made a note of it. I kept a list of songs in the notes app on my phone, I would Shazam songs I heard in the car, and screenshot good jams that came across on Pandora stations. This helped me to create the perfect playlist for my long runs.

This play list is two hours and forty minutes so it's a great length for a half marathon (or just jamming out at work). If your goal time is longer, then just add a few more songs and voila! You can easily find it here via Spotify for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!


I Gotta Feeling // The Black Eyed Peas
On Top Of the World // Imagine Dragons
Toxic // Britney Spears
Girl on Fire // Alicia Keys
Hooked on a Feeling // Blue Swede
Blurred Lines // Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell
Can't Hold Us Down // Macklemore & Ray Dalton
Next to Me // Emeli Sande
Feel So Close // Calvin Harris
Tongue Tied // Grouplove
Holy Grail // JAY Z & Justin Timberlake
Roar // Katy Perry
Get Outta Your Mind // Lil Jon ft. LMFAO
Royals // Lorde
Ho Hey // The Lumineers
1901 // Phoenix
Fly // Nicki Minaj & Rhianna
Bad Girls // M.I.A.
Feel Again // OneRepublic
Red Hands // Walk Off the Earth
Brave // Sara Bareilles
Come & Get It // Selena Gomez
Sweet Disposition // The Temper Traps
My Body // Young the Giant
Teenage Dream // Katy Perry
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To // Weezer
Kids // MGMT
Dynamite // Taio Cruz
Send Me On My Way // Rusted Root
Pretty Girl Rock // Keri Hilson
Suddenly I See // KT Tunstall
The Edge of Glory // Lady Gaga
Firework // Katy Perry
Dog Days Are Over // Florence + The Machine
Empire State Of Mind // JAY Z
It's Time // Imagine Dragons
Some Nights // fun.
Anything Could Happen // Ellie Goulding
After Hours // We Are Scientists
Wind It Up // Gwen Stefani
Here It Goes Again // OK Go
This City // Patrick Stump & Lupe Fiasco

What songs pump you up when you're running or working out? Anything I should add?

2 comments:

Megan C. Stroup said...

Without fail, my feet ALWAYS move a little faster when "We Found Love" by Rihanna comes on my iPhone. It's so catchy and the techno beats in the middle of the song really amp me up. I'm also a big fan of Shazam to find new songs for my running list. Thanks for all these suggestions!

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