I mentioned a while back that I might share my playlist and there was some interest. (ok, one person... this is for you Jordan! ;)
So whether you like it or not, I'm telling you. That's kind of my attitude with all my posts lately. :)
Before I start, a quick note for runners: A lot of my songs are good for me based on my pace. At my fastest, I usually run a 10:30 mile, and my slowest adds around a minute. So some of the songs that work for me might be slow/fast for you. If you're interested in pacing your run according to your music, jog.fm is a great resource to find songs that match your pace.
That only works for me to a certain extent, though. I like songs with words, so instrumentals are out for me. Also, some songs are slower and aim for you to run at 2x the pace of the beat, which also doesn't work very well for me. So it's not guaranteed.
Anyway. On to the music! Please note that not all of these are appropriate for work/small children.
First, a few favorites:
Lucky Strike by Maroon Five -- a recent find through jog.fm, this song ups my pace sooo much! Love it!
Others on my playlist:
Best Damn Thing -- Avril Lavigne (I know. I KNOW. but I love this song. No judgement on any of these, friends.)
We R Who We R -- Ke$ha
Hello -- Martin Solveig & Dragonette
There's some others, but I feel like I skip them more than I play them, so I'll leave them off.
Do you all have a go-to workout playlist? What's it called? Mine's called Tom Hanks. (as in, Run, Forrest!)
PS. Thank you all for your comments on yesterday's post! I hope I didn't imply that there's a "right" way -- of course everyone will feel differently. You all had so many perspectives; definitely fulfilled my curiosity and abated my confusion. :)