Running Music

2 Oct

When I go to the gym, I take my ipod.  There are certain songs that will make me forget that I am running purposlessly in place and staring at the sweaty guy who should not have turned the treadmil to a speed of faster than 6.0.

A few songs that get me pumped while I am running:


Bad – Michael Jackson

Since You Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

Yeah – Usher

Break Free – Hillsong

Hosana – United (slow but has a good beat)

Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake

Have You Encountered -Jon Shabaglian (a good friend from Fresno)

What do you like to listen to when you work out?  Can you suggest anything to add to my list?

4 Responses to “Running Music”

  1. Emily Marion October 2, 2009 at 6:13 p10 #

    Ladies & Gentlemen- saliva
    Pocketful of Sunshine- Natasha Beddingfield
    I Gotta Feeling/Let’s Get it Started- Black Eyed Peas
    Numb- Linkin Park
    Mr. Brightside- Killers
    We Will Rock You- Queen
    Born for This- Paramore
    Proud (Josh Harris extended remix)
    I also like to mix it up with some oldies, like Brickhouse,
    Elvis’ “Little Less Conversation” or “Rubberneckin”

  2. john @ aboldpace October 3, 2009 at 6:13 p10 #

    I just recently posted a few playlists w/ over 7 hrs of music for runners based on their running pace. The songs have a faster Beats Per Minute (BPM) so you don’t subconsciously slow down to the beat of a song. It’s an eclectic mix w/ bands like… The Killers, Gorillaz, Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Matchbox Twenty, Stones, The Police, etc. All songs are either inspirational, about running, or just fun. Check it out at:

  3. Lindy Pardee October 6, 2009 at 6:13 p10 #

    I love Coldplay Viva La Vida. I used to listen to that album on the treadmill, however I couldn’t jog anywhere close to 7 mi.

  4. beccity98 October 6, 2009 at 6:13 p10 #

    I don’t usually run, but I sometimes go roller blading at the beach. I like to start out with Rouge Trader’s Voodoo Child. Has a REALLY fast, hard beat and starts me out wonderfully. I usually just let my ipod shuffle after that.
    I’ve tried to sing while exercising just cuz I like the song playing, and I can’t, but I’ve always wondered if it would build up your breath control, or strengthen your lungs or something and make you a better singer, cuz it’s HARD to sing and skate (or run)!!

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