7 Exciting Songs for Running
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If you think that your energy increases when you’re listening to high-energy music, you are correct! Many runners listen to music as a strategy for maintaining a good pace and battling boredom during their runs. It’s well-known and researched that listening to fast-paced music improves performance at the beginning and end of a workout as well. When your motivation is low, or you’re starting to feel burnt out during a run, give some of the following songs a shot on your playlist.
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson
This MJ classic will make you feel like moving, and its “don’t stop” lyrics make it a perfect running song.
“Cake by the Ocean” – DNCE
“Cake by the Ocean” is a great radio hit and is sure to hype you up on your next workout. It’s fast-paced and will make you feel like dancing.
“Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
This song is a staple in many workout playlists. It is empowering and will make you feel like breaking your last record.
“Move Along” – All-American Rejects
Sometimes, having someone tell you to “move along” can be a great motivator to keep going when you are tired.
“My House” – Flo Rida
Flo Rida is great at coming up with hits that have catchy tunes and fun beats, and this song is no different.
“Let’s Get It Started” – The Black Eyed Peas
It’s good when a song is telling you to keep running, but “Let’s Get It Started” is one of those songs that makes you feel good and want to keep it on repeat. For a running playlist that you can listen to repeatedly without fail, this song is a great pick.
“Lose Yourself” – Eminem
This song is another staple in workout playlists because it is filled with emotion and a reminder to give life your all. Its aggressive, powerful, and will remind you that anything is possible if you push yourself.
Regular running can be a great source of cardio and stress relief. It can also strengthen your immune system, your lungs, and prevent high blood pressure. It can increase confidence on its own, but combined with a motivating playlist, who knows how good you’ll feel about yourself?! The next time you build a playlist for your run, try some of the songs listed here as a foundation, and watch your energy and longevity improve.