As we get ready for the weekend, I know many runners are gearing up for their long run. During my runs, I’ll often switch between podcasts and music. Occasionally, I’ll run without music but that’s been rare lately. I figured I should share a few songs that are currently on my long run playlist.
Can you believe the weekend is already here? This 4th of July happening on a Tuesday thing had everyone mixed up. Coming back to work for only a few days then POOF! It’s the weekend again!
Today, I’d figure I would keep it light and share a few of my favorite running songs. I like to change up my playlists every few weeks and add songs and I find them as well. Even when I’m not training for a race in particular, it’s nice to have music to run with. These songs are good for any kind of workout too!
Move Your Body – Sia
Feel the beat in your chest
Beat your chest like an animal
I really love the heavy beat and fast tempo of this song. This song is great for speed work or when you’re just trying to get pumped up!
Symphony (Remix) – Clean Bandit
This song has great intervals and it’s a good tempo for an easier run.
Stay – Zedd
There’s a theme with my songs here isn’t there? I like an electro/dance vibes with my workouts. Here’s a slower song without much of a heavy drop. I’d consider this a warm up song.
Believer – Imagine Dragons
I’ma say all the words inside my head
I’m fired up and tired of the way that things have been,
I’m not a big Imagine Dragons fan so I was surprised to find myself liking this song. I would consider this a good song to get yourself in the zone. Sometimes I like to throw in songs like this in the middle of my long runs so get back in focus.
I’m The One – DJ Khaled
Once I found out who did this song, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. However, it’s super catchy and upbeat so it works well with any workout. Also, there’s language if you’re not into that sort of thing.
Strip That Down – Liam Payne
Last but not least, here’s one from former One Direction, Liam. It’s poppy and a bit close to some of their later music. I would consider this a warm up or cool down song since it’s a bit slower.
Here’s the Spotify link to these songs if you’d like to give them a listen! I’ve also added a few others that round out the playlist. Let me know what are some of your favorite workout or running songs!
So I use running as “me time”. I go through phases in training where I actually run without music. I listen to my breathing and really focus on my cadence. Depending on where I’m running, I sometimes go without headphones for safety reasons.