Do you ever wonder what people are listening to while they run?
I often listen to the same songs over and over. I’m trying to get better about changing it up, but certain songs have a purpose. Did you know the song’s number of beats per minute can make you run either slower or faster? You can read more in my post Running to the Beat.
I made the decision to run with music for Saturday’s race. I don’t depend on the music, but I do enjoy listening and singing to it (My kids have begged me not to sing out loud).
I put together this list of songs for my race this weekend. I chose some songs that will help me start off slowly when I need to control my pace. Note: the first song is for pre race warm up. It helps me put on my race face.
I then chose some songs that will help me pick up the pace and help me with a few climbs. I know the course and so I was able to estimate when I would hit certain sections.
Then there’s a handful of songs to help me speed up a bit.
I repeated some of the songs for the last 30 mins or so of the race. These are songs that I think will give me some extra energy to finish strong.
I do have to say, there is at least one song on this list that I don’t use for it’s lyrics, but rather the music. Sometimes I make up my own lyrics.
Do you run with music?
Do you have a favorite song that helps you finish strong?