Hello! Happy Sunday everyone, is it Sunday?
Hope you are all OK and looking after yourselves. Gosh my second blog post in a week after an 18 month dry spell. Actually it’s been nice getting to know my blog again and it’s a perfect excuse to take myself off and away from the other 4 (plus dog) inhabitants of this overcrowded house. As running seems to be my primary ‘go to’ exercise of choice, today I decided it was about time I put a new running music playlist together.
Back to Running
Like many people during this challenging time, I’ve taken up running (again) and joined the hordes of new or ‘lapsed’ runners that seem to be pounding the streets everywhere you look. Yes there are days where I will stay indoors but I do need, at times, to get out for some fresh air, some exercise and to escape from the family. I hasten to add that I am really valuing the time I’m having with the family but sometimes I do need my space, they need me out of their and I need to attempt to fight off possibility of all the extra weight gained as a consequence of constantly comfort eating! 3 teenagers, a husband working from home, a dog, temperamental WiFi connection are regular trigger points that get me reaching for junk.
Setting a Fitness Challenge
So back to running. For me, like the Gym, running for me is a way to relieve stress, re-frame worries or stuff I’m anxious about or a time to switch off; concentrating solely on getting one foot in from of the other and getting a step closer to finishing. Whilst Gyms remain closed I can still go out for a run. So when we went into lockdown and were told we could go outdoors to exercise daily for one hour max I decided to challenge myself to run 3 times a week and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 3 weeks. Truth is I never look forward to going out for a run but once I’m out I think its only a small amount of time in the great scheme of things so best just get on with it. Plus it’s free and time starts the minute I venture outside my front door. I tend to go out late so that there are less people around and it’s still light enough to run in my local park (which is something I am hugely grateful for at them moment). I had one mad thought recently to train the dog to run with me but let’s just say that’s firmly been moth-balled for the time-being.
Prior to my break from this blog, I did rather love putting a music playlist together whether for running or the Gym and these were always really popular. So I’ve decided to put together a new one. It killed an afternoon, took my mine off eating the kids Easter Eggs and gave me a good excuse to spring clean my own music playlists (well I’ve spring-cleaned everything else out). Plus I signed up for the Apple Music 3 months free trial (and why not) so had more tunes to choose from.
Time for a New Running Playlist
Running Playlists are a great way to motivate you to push harder, run a little faster or a means of taking your mind off that steep hill you need to get past.
I would normally have a running list of about 15 songs but for me 10 is enough to get me through a 5 km run.
So here’s my new Spring Running Music Playlist:
All available to download.
- Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
- On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
- Instant History – Biffy Clyro
- Bury It – CHVRCHES (ft. Hayley Williams)
- Stupid Love – Lady Gaga
- Irresistible – Fall Out Boy
- All Goes Wrong – Chase & Status (ft. Tom Grennan)
- Sucker Punch – Sigrid
- Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston
- The Monster – Eminem (ft. Rhianna)
Hope you enjoy it!
For more running music playlists take a look at My Playlists page
Spring Running Music Playlist
It’s Spring! Time to get outdoors, no more treadmill for me (yes I am a fairweather runner)! So I’ve put a new running music playlist together. Some tunes are upbeat, some are on this list just because I like them!
I’m trying to increase my speed so I’m busy looking for inspiration and ideas on Pinterest at the moment; hopefully I’ll be posting something soon!
All my workout music is available to purchase on iTunes and other online music stores such as Amazon and Spotify.
Spring Running Music Playlist
Cloud 9 – Jamiroquai
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Heavydirtysoul – 21 Pilots
By Your Side (ft. RAYE) – Jonas Blue
Place (ft. Ina Wroldsen) – Martin Solveig
Cloudbusting – Just Us
Don’t You Worry Child (ft. John Martin) – Swedish House Mafia
Rich Boy – Galantis
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
No Lie (ft. Dua Lipa) – Sean Paul
Just Hold On – Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson
Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix) – Starley
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Symphony (ft. Zara Larsson) – Clean Bandit
Green Light – Lorde
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Hello 2017! Running Music Playlist
Happy New Year! Time to get back to running after two weeks of a diet of chocolate, prosecco and Christmas TV Catch Up marathons. I went into Christmas full of good intentions but by Christmas morning that had all evaporated and been replaced by a tin of Quality Street. So a brand, spanking new year and a fresh start. A cliché I know but I enjoyed Christmas, spending time with family and catching up with friends so I don’t feel guilty. Now the challenge is to step away from the remains of the selection box and get out there running again.
So new running music is what is called for, so check out my New Year Running Playlist if you are in need of inspiration and motivation!
All my running music is available to purchase on iTunes and other online music stores such as Amazon.
Hello 2017! Running Music Playlist Tracks
Dancing On My Own (Tiesto Remix) – Callum Scott
Some Kind of Heaven – Hurts
All Goes Wrong (ft. Tom Grennan) – Chase & Status
Good Intentions (ft. BullySongs) – The Chainsmokers
By Your Side (ft. RAYE) – Jonas Blue
Find Me (ft. Birdy) – Sigma
Trouble – Offaiah
Perfect Strangers (ft. JP Cooper) Jerome Price Remix – Jonas Blue
Alone No More – Philip George & Anton Powers
Somewhere To Run (Lost King’s Remix) – Krewella
Kids (Soulwax Mix) – MGMT
The Key The Secret – Urban Cookie Collective
Happy Alone (ft. V. Bozeman) – Matrix & Futurebound
Under Control (ft. Hurts) – Calvin Harris & Alesso
Dare You (ft. Matthew Koma) – Hardwell
Autumn Running Playlist
As I’ve updated my workout music for the Gym, it’s about time I did the same with my running music. Now it’s darker, colder and the sofa is too tempting, I need to dig deep on the will power front to get out and get a run in the bag!
So here are my 15 new songs to take me through Autumn and through a 5km run. As always, all my running music songs in this playlist are available to purchase through iTunes and other online music stores such as Amazon.
Autumn Running Music Playlist Tracks
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay
Perfect Strangers (ft. JP Cooper) – Jonas Blue
Shout Out to My Ex – Little Mix
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
On My Mind (MK Remix) – Ellie Goulding
Love On Me – Galantis & Hook N Sling
Ain’t my Fault – Zara Larsson
Stitches (Seeb Remix) – Shawn Mendes
Intoxicated (Radio Edit) – Martin Solveig & GTA
Afterglow – Wilkinson
On What You’re On – Busted
Red Lights – Tiësto
Young Volcanoes – Fall Out Boy
Take Me Home (ft. Bebe Rexha) – Cash Cash
Greyhound – Swedish House Mafia
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Summer Running Playlist 2016
School’s out, work’s over till September (well for me anyway), my holiday is a few weeks away and it’s the middle of a fine British Summer! Ok not always fine, more we than fine but that doesn’t bother me. Ramping up my fitness pre-holiday so time for a new running music playlist when I’m out pounding the pavements or running through the park.
Summer Running Playlist 2016 tracks
Bury It (ft. Hayley Williams) by Chvrches
Bullit (Radio Edit) by Watermat
Sticks ‘n’ Stones by Jamie T
Sugar (ft. Francesco Yates) by Robin Schulz
Salute (Anakyn Remix) by Little Mix
Tears (ft. Louisa Johnson) – Clean Bandit
Who Do You Think Of? – M.O
Perfect Strangers (ft. JP Cooper) by Jonas Blue
Wild Horses (Matrix & Futurebound Remix) by Birdy
Dancing On My Own (Tiesto Remix) by Calum Scott
Wish You Were Mine by Philip George
Heroes (We Could Be) (ft. Tove Lo) by Alesso
Cool For The Summer by Demi Lovato
Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis
The Nights by Avicii
All the music on my Running Music Playlists are available to purchase on iTunes and other online music stores such as Amazon.
Running Music Playlist June 2016
Okay Summer is here, so I’ve put together my Running Music Playlist for this month.
As I’m waking up earlier I going out for more early morning runs. Even if the sun isn’t shining over Newcastle it’s still a fab time of the day to get out and run a 5km. I’ve added a new running route that takes me through Sandyford and Jesmond Vale. Love being a little nosey and looking at the old Edwardian Terraces, seeing what people have done to their front gardens. It takes my mind off some of the harder straights and hills.
Here’s my Running Music Playlist in a handy Infographic
So my 15 Songs are:
Can’t stop the feeling by Justin Timberlake
This is what you came for by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I will never let you down (R3hab Remix) by Rita Ora
No Money by Galantis
Remind Me by High Contrast
Berserk by Eminem
Life Changes by Good Charlotte
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Shawn Mendes
Walking on Air by Katy Perry
Give me your Love ft. John Newman & Nile Rodgers by Sigala
Broken Arrows by Avicii
Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King
Turn the Music Louder ft. Tinie Tempah & Katy B by KDA
Cry ft. Take That by Sigma
All Four Walls by Gorgon City & Vaults
All songs from my Running Playlist are available to download from iTunes or Amazon
So do you have running music playlists that motivate you or take your mind off a particularly hard stretch? What are your favourite running songs?
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.
Here’s my Running Music Playlist for May 2016
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?