Songs to Power Through Training

Finding the right music will motivate nearly any runner! (Photo by Laura Doss)

Finding the right music will motivate nearly any runner! (Photo by Laura Doss)

I looked at the calendar this morning and had a minor panic attack. This race is creeping up on me sooner than I would like it to! In four short weeks I will be running my first half-marathon with thousands of other women. Ahh! Mentally, I feel like I need another month to prepare myself, but physically I think I will be able to do it. In the past month alone, I have noticed such a change in my stamina, my willpower to run and my physique. I am so happy to have gotten this far, and am even more excited to cross the finish line!

My iPod really helps me to push through long runs. I have a few playlists that I alternate between, but I have compiled a pretty good list of songs that pump me up and keep me going. I’m definitely going to have to add some more tunes to my iPod before race day, but here are some favorites that are currently on my playlist:

Misery Business,” Paramore (For the rebel in me.)
Who’s That Chick,” David Guetta, featuring Rihanna
Push Push,” Kat DeLuna, featuring Akon (Great for running up hills!)
Animal,” Neon Trees
Side by Side,” Blessed by a Broken Heart (Every girl has a little metal chick inside her, right?)
Better Than Revenge,” Taylor Swift
Blow,” Ke$ha (Such a great beat.)
Memories,” David Guetta, featuring Kid Cudi
Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas (This song makes me feel like I am Superwoman and can do anything!)
Yeah 3x,” Chris Brown

What songs are you currently running to? I’d love to know so that I can add them to my race day playlist!

P.S.: As a follow-up to my last post I just want you all to know that I made that white bean hummus over the weekend and it’s AMAZING! Definitely a tasty and healthy snack to get you through the day.

  • Amanda

    A couple of songs on my workout mix:
    Lady by Mofjo
    One More Time by Daft Punk
    Day N Nite (Crookers Remix) by Kid Cudi
    Sexy Bitch by David Guetta
    All I Do is Win by DJ Khaled

  • Christine

    Erase me by Kid Cudi
    Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry
    Goodies by Ciara
    Bartender song by Rehab
    Porn Star Dancing featuring Ludacris by My Darkets Days
    Rollin by Limp Bizkit

  • Brandy

    Every song off of the newest black eyed peas album, some pitbull, ying yang twins Ms. New Booty and others by them, adele Rolling in the Deep…

  • Sue

    Run to the hills- Iron Maiden
    Ray of light- Madonna
    Shewolf- Shirika
    Waka Waka- Shirika
    Firework- Katy Perry
    Raise your glass- pink
    Percussion Gun- White Rabbits

  • Nicole

    Boom Boom Pow is what I run up hills to. Anything LADY GAGA!!!!

  • Lisa

    Back that azz up – Juvenile
    Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
    Come out and Play – Offspring
    Empire state of mind – JayZ
    Hot and Cold – Katy Perry
    I like it – Enrique Iglesias
    Jenny from the Block – Jennifer Lopez
    Just Dance – Lady Gaga
    Love don’t cost a thing – Jennifer Lopez
    Poker Face – Lady Gaga
    Raise your glass – Pink
    Sober – Pink
    and my favorite..25 Miles – Edwin Starr.
    I am done with my workout after I listen to all these songs.

  • Jennifer

    My favs from my running list:

    Black on Black II – Heart
    Because the Night – Cascada
    One More – Superchick
    Freak the Freak Out – Victorious cast
    Listen to Your Heart – D.H.T.

    Eclectic, I know….

  • Laurie Vitale

    eminem- till I collapse
    Prince- Baby I’m a star
    Kid Rock-bawitdaba
    Foo Fighters- Best of you
    Pink-Fun House- raise your glass
    Good Charlotte-I don’t wanna be in love
    Black eyed Pea’s- I got a feeling
    Run DMC- Its Tricky
    Nelly- Friday Night Lights
    Pussy Cat Dolls- When I grow up
    Outkast- Hey ya
    Ramones- Hey Ho lets go-Do you wanna dance- Have you ever
    Blondie- One Way or another
    J Lo- Let’s get loud
    Blink 182- Small things
    Trapt- Headstrong
    lady Gaga- born this way- bad romance
    Nitty- nasty Girl

  • Laurie V

    Have you ever tried drinking coconut water? O.N.E. makes a great coconut water and it is loaded with pottassium for long runs, it helps keep cramping away also. All natural, low sugar, great hydrater!

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  • Sandy

    Rock Your Body-The Black Eyed Peas
    What’s My name-Rihanna
    DJ Got Us Falling In Love-Usher
    Imma Be-The Black Eyed Peas
    Gold Digger-Kanye West
    Misery-Maroon 5
    The Catalyst-Linkin Park
    Telephone-Lady Gaga & Beyonce
    Animal-Neon Trees

    They are like the fuel for my run!

  • Michele V

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Heads will Roll, The White Stripes-Live-Blue Orchid, Timbaland-Ease off the Liquor, Kanye-Power, Steve Aoki-I’m in the House, Sex Bob-Omb (Scott Pilgrim)-Threshold and We Are Sex Bob-omb, Prince-Let’s Go Crazy, My Chemical Romance-My Way Home is Through You, MIA-Meds and Feds-definitely get your heart rate UP, and Born Free.

  • Christa

    I listen to a range of genres to accompany my peaks and lows during a run, but I find that whenever I want to push myself a little further that KT Tunstall’s Black Horse and the Cherry Tree is perfect. Try it- pops the smile right back on your face!

  • marcy

    sandstorm by da rude is a good long running song

  • Chipi

    Sweetness – Jimmy Eat World
    The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
    I Want to Break Free – Queen
    My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
    Come Original – 311
    Raise Your Glass – Pink
    Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin
    Hey Man, Nice Shot – Filter
    Break my Stride – Matthew Wilder
    Get Back – Ludacris
    Baba O’riley – The Who
    Had a Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy) – Roger Hodgson