I’ve been wanting to share some of my favorite tunes for a while now, so I’m super excited about this post!
Music is something that has always inspired me and been there through it all – from my passionate dancing days to my angsty teenage years; from loathed hours of studying in the university library to the best memories I have of undergrad. Now, it continues to keep me going, especially with running. Kudos to all of you who can run without listening to anything – I am not one of those people and, quite frankly, I don’t know how the running community lived before the Walkman.
Anyway, I feel like it’s pretty common to either listen to rap or death metal when working out, and that’s great if that’s what you like. However, I’ve never really been big on either persuasion; I like a lot of alternative music (and for some reason, I find the Foo Fighters to be perfect for running), so I put together some playlists that I could fall into pace with.
This is an upbeat list that I use on a shorter, quicker pace run (5 miles or less), or if I’m playing around with the speed settings on the treadmill.[spotify id=”spotify:user:freetorunblog:playlist:3DKdRNgtB036adodWRA0n8″ width=”300″ height=”380″ /]
By the way, the Spotify app is free on your phone, if you’d like to try this playlist for yourself.
What can I say? I like what I like! For me, music that has a nice melody and variety, but also a somewhat-consistent beat helps me concentrate.
What songs or artists are among your favorites for running or working out? I would love to give a listen to something new.