Two New Running Playlists That Keep Me Going

running in the morning

Running is hard work, and especially in these past few weeks when I’ve been trying to get myself ready for a race this Saturday.  I went from sporadically running once a week to running three times a week in the past four weeks. Oh, the aching muscles.

There were several times there that I wanted to roll over and go back to sleep at 5:00am
or just skip the run altogether. 5:00am is early! And it’s dark!

But, the one thing that kept me going and still keeps me going is music –  whether it’s listening to Podrunner or if it’s making my own Spotify running playlists.

Music helps to melt the miles away, and if not melt, at least it helps to make them more manageable.

My Running Music

Last week, I had a hankering for some good, ol’ rock and roll. You know what I’m talking about right? The kind of head-banging, heavy metal rock music that makes you want to whip out your air guitar and play along. AC/ DC. Guns n Roses. Bon Jovi. All the greats.

Not one to be stingy. I’d like to share with you a couple of playlists that I’ve just created.

Here’s the rock and roll running playlist that I created. This was a great one for interval training day:

And then there’s Saturday

I found out this past weekend that the first 5km of the race is uphill and not totally flat as I originally thought. Gulp.

I realized I seriously needed some good motivation. And it was just my luck that I came across a blog post that inspired me to choose the artists and songs that that I chose for this new running playlist designed to get me to finish in a decent time:

I haven’t tested out this playlist yet though.

Tomorrow morning  I’ll be running 30 second sprints with 1 minute rest. And although I didn’t exactly make this playlist for that purpose, I’ll test it out and see how it works.

I always love trying out the playlists that I make myself. I love to pick the songs, put them together in one list and I’m always, always curious as to how the music sounds in the situation that I created it for.

Just because something sounds great on my Mac doesn’t mean it works the way it should when I’m out on the road.

Well, I can’t wait for the morning run!

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