Written on June 4, 2012 at 9:15 am , by Karla Walsh
You know that running is a great way to get an endorphin rush, enjoy the amazing summer weather we’ve been having, and bonus: it burns calories and strengthens your heart and legs. In case you needed one more push to hit the road, this Wednesday is National Running Day! (Click here for 10 fun ways to celebrate.)
To keep you motivated during all your runs this week, check out Pandora’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Mixed Tape channels. Whether you run an 8-minute, 10-minute or 12-minute mile, you’ll have plenty of continuously changing songs that will keep you on pace to ace your race.
Here are 10 songs that have the perfect beats per minute for all of the 10-minute milers:
- “Any Way You Want It,” Journey
- “That’s Not My Name,” The Ting Tings
- “We’re Going to be Friends,” The White Stripes
- “Bottoms Up,” Trey Songz, featuring Nicki Minaj
- “Get On Your Boots,” U2
- “Brown Eyed Girl,” Van Morrison
- “Say It Ain’t So,” Weezer
- “Weekend Wars,” MGMT
- “Gold Lion,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- “Free,” Zac Brown Band
You can also mark the holiday by scoring an exclusive $20 discount to any Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series event* when you sign up on Wednesday, June 6. Follow this link to put your next race on your calendar!
*Excludes Las Vegas, MiniMarathons, closed events and ING KiDS Rock. Ten dollar discount for the New York 10K and Carlsbad 5000. International event discounts vary.
Now tell us: What is your next fitness goal? Do you have any races or challenges lined up for summer?
Written on October 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm , by Samantha Shelton
We can’t get enough of the celebrity gossip and sarcastic witticisms we find over at Skinny Runner on a daily basis, nor would we ever want to. This week’s favorite fit blogger is on a serious running mission: Completing the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and then the ING New York City Marathon…the next day! Running two marathons in two days takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so read on to see how this California girl pushes to the limit.
On my fit life list: I’d like to do a few of the big international marathons, like London or Berlin. And win the lottery. And have a pony. But mostly I’d like to run some of the well-known races here and abroad.
I’m happiest when I’m: Winning big on Roulette in Vegas. And after a great long run. There’s something about starting the day off with a long run that makes the whole day better after that.
My biggest indulgence: A bottle of Prosecco, although depending on the day, it’s sometimes considered a necessity rather than an indulgence. Champagne’s a celebration drink and somehow I always find something to celebrate.
My fitness mantra: I came up with this very unique and unheard of saying: “Just Do It.” I think it’s going to be really big.
Actually, right before my first half-marathon in 2008, my little brother Matti texted me to “be strong,” so I repeat that the first 20 miles of a marathon. Then it changes to, “It’s gonna hurt, so suck it up!” for the last six. Nothing groundbreaking, but they seem to work. I haven’t died yet.
My “I Did It” moment: Last December I ran my twelfth marathon in 364 days. It was in Vegas, where I ran my first. I also set a PR, so it was kind of like coming full circle. I’m rarely completely satisfied and proud of my accomplishments, but on that day I was. And to cap off the magical race, I saw Brett Michaels in all his fake hair and Maybelline’d-up face. If life gets any better than that, I don’t think I could handle it.
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