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Running Music Playlist May 2016

Running Music Playlist May 2016

I’ve been told that running music can boost your performance by up to 15%. If that’s the case then great, I kind of get that if I’m listening to something upbeat as it can seem like my running stride changes. For me, personally, I use music as either a distraction or to focus me on my run, especially if I have to resort to running on the treadmill. To be honest, I don’t always listen to music when I’m running outdoors. If I’m running on a beautiful sunny morning, through the park it’s nice to take in more of what’s going on around me and helps me to enjoy my run just that little bit more. Other times if I want to push myself more or perhaps get a run in the bag I’ll listen to music.  Running music can also make me push on just that little bit further.

We all run very differently, have different running stride lengths and at different paces. When it comes to music we are told to consider the BPM (beats per minute) of a song. After research it seems runners are recommended to run to music that has a falls on the 147 to 160 BPM range. You can actually calculate your own ideal BPM to suit your running pace; I intend to share that in another post once I get my head around it.  I generally think your running stride tends to adjust to the beat of the music so bear that in mind when you put a running playlist together.

When I put my a running playlist together I tend to go for music with a good beat and tunes I like after all who wants to run to something they are not a fan of?  I also like to put in what I call angry songs which are full of driving beats, maybe the odd thrashy guitar and something that builds; these are great for those hard parts of your run like hills or even the home straight when you want to push it a little bit.

Listening to music when running can push you to run harder or even take your mind off a hard run Click To Tweet

Here’s my Running Music Playlist for May 2016

 

Running Music

All my music is available to download on iTunes or any other digital music sites such as Amazon.

Do you like listening to music when you run or do you prefer to take in what’s going on around you more?  Do you have a Running Music Playlist that motivates you when you are out on a run?

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About busyfitmama

Busy working mum to 3 children. My passion is keeping fit and eating healthy. By adopting a healthy, active lifestyle I hope to be a positive role model to my children particularly my daughter. On the road to getting fit and staying fit I've had to overcome barriers such as body confidence issues and lack of time! I'm no expert nor claim to be but the steps I've taken have worked for me and continues to do so. Although my blog is a diary of my fitness I would love it to inspire other women to take up fitness and adopt a healthier, active lifestyle. Thank you!

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