Now that summer is officially in full swing (and bringing the heat!), we really want your playlists to pop. And don’t worry, we get it – your tastes vary. Heck, they’re ridiculously diverse amongst our staff! To keep everyone’s earbuds happy, we’re plugging you in to the songs that make us sweat. Every Monday will reveal a new editor’s playlist – pick one who lines up with your preferred beats, download their top tunes and get back to enjoying your workouts.
Jenna Autuori, Fitness Editor
The eclectic style of running music is sometimes as disarray as the hectic to-do list my days start with and end on. With an upcoming marathon on my training schedule, my running playlists might just be my very best friend. I see my music as I see the road ahead of me. Each song brings visualizations to mind that help me get the miles done. Songs like Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” make me think about the popular YouTube video of snippets from the Kona Ironman Championship set to the song. As a triathlete with an intense competitive side, I use this song to constantly inspire me to keep going when I want to quit—or to simply get my workout started on the right foot (no pun intended). However, it’s ballads like Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” that emotionally make me shiver when I hear it. The power behind her voice becomes the power behind my steps. Or The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony,” for instance, is not a typical running tune, but as the song I walked down the aisle to with my husband by my side, when it hits my ears I am instantly empowered. Does anybody else mix rap with divas and alternative rock? Maybe not, but check out my playlist and you just might get hooked on this random array.
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