What is a good run without motivating, pumped up music? I find it difficult to get moving without some fast-paced beats pushing me along.
I always use Spotify for listening to music on my phone and laptop. I pay the $9.99 monthly premium membership fees, and it is so worth it. This allows me to have unlimited skips and listen to music offline- perfect for when I’m outdoors getting some exercise.
I listen to some of Spotify’s playlists for running, and they have this great feature that selects your music based on your pace. If you are jogging, the tempo will be slower. If you are running full-speed, the tempo will be much quicker. How cool is that?
I also have started working on my own fitness playlist that has all of my favourite workout songs. These are the songs that get me motivated to get out the door and keep me energized and focused on my run. I am oddly particular when it comes to my running songs though- they can’t be songs that make me want to dance because that will mess with my run. Weird, I know!
Above is my fitness playlist on Spotify. Feel free to follow me, but be warned, my taste can be a little…different? There are a few songs on this playlist that I absolutely love so I will talk about them a little more now, but if you have already got what you came to this article, feel free to stop here. Happy running!
I’ve known this song for most of my life but never thought about it as a running song (surprisingly) until my Mom told me that this is the song that gets her more motivated than any song she’s ever heard. It is now a necessity for my workouts!
“The Islander” is not your typical workout tune, but as a Newfoundlander, nothing gets me more pumped up than some Jiggs-n-Reels!
I am a sucker for a good remix. “Riptide” by Vance Joy is a great song on its own, but not so much a workout song. This remix by FlicFlac adds a motivating beat to inspiring lyrics.
For reasons unknown to me, I need a song to be upbeat right off the bat when I am exercising. There is nothing more irritating than a slow intro to a fast song. That’s just my opinion, but you will find this characteristic throughout most of my playlist. “Miracle Mile” by Cold War Kids is one song that gets the beat going right from the start.
What are your favorite songs for working out? Send us links to your playlists or leave us comments here or on our social media, @twowildtides! We love hearing from you!
Now go, get running!