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emmaleigh47 Pro 174 posts since
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Dec 5, 2010 7:18 PM

Favorite Running Music or Song

I am currently training for the Miami ING half marathon ... and I have found that listening to music that mentions Miami will really get me moving on a bad day. It seems stupid and silly, but it works like every single time. My Ipod is full of music by Pitbull, Lil Jon, etc because they talk about Miami and when I hear it I know I cant give up!




What are some of your favorite songs to run to (either for beat or for motivational lyrics)?

Started: July 2010 at 273#

Fox Cities 5K on 9/17: 45:19 (264#)

Shake a Tail Feather 5K on 10/16: 45:09 (254#)

Hope Run for Africa 5K on 10/23: 42:45 (248#)

Jingle Bell Run 5K on 11/6/10: 44:20 (248#)

Turkey Trot 5 mile on 11/25/10: (246#)

Miami ING Half Marathon 3:23:56

Oshkosh Half Marathon 3:16:38 (PR)

Cellcom Half Marathon in GB (horridly windy race) 3:21:56 (244#)

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 19, 2010
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    1. Dec 6, 2010 4:14 AM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    My fav songs at the moment are:


    How Far We've Come by Matchbox 20

    Ready To Start by Arcade Fire

    Fireworks by Katy Perry

    All The Small Things by Blink 182

    Runnin' Wild and No Way But The Hard Way by Airbourne

    Welcome To Paradise by Greenday

    Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

    Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen

    You're gonna Go Far, Kid by The Offspring


    a few songs by KT Tunstall and just about anything by Amy MacDonald :-)


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

  • RunnerMom5 Amateur 16 posts since
    Aug 21, 2010
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    2. Dec 6, 2010 5:04 AM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    Anything by RANCID!!!!

  • RunningErika Expert 39 posts since
    Nov 4, 2009
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    3. Dec 6, 2010 5:28 AM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    I love running to Black Eyed Peas. But one song that gets my speed up is Crazy ***** by Buckcherry!


  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    4. Dec 6, 2010 8:36 AM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    Black eye peas and Fergie, those get me moving!

  • Lola67 Pro 69 posts since
    Oct 24, 2010
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    5. Dec 6, 2010 10:06 AM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    Bruno Mars- Just the way you are

    Fergie- Glamourous, Fergalicious, Big Girls Don't Cry

    Justin Timberlake- Sexy Back

    Lenny Kravitz- Where are we Runnin

    U2/Mary J Blige- One

    Maroon 5- Harder to Breath, She will Be Loved

    Timbalake- Apologize


    Some Bad Company, Live, and some 80's in there as well. My playlist makes me want to run just so I can listen to it.

    Started CT5K 10.18.2010

    Graduated 12.27.2010

    1st 5K 01.29.2011 PR 00.33.40

  • richdaley Amateur 31 posts since
    Feb 18, 2010
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    6. Dec 6, 2010 12:24 PM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    Ready To Start by Arcade Fire -- Good one.  They are such an odd band but I love to over analyze music and when I listen closely, I forget that I am tired.


    The song that always puts me over the top when I am working out is "Empire State of Mind" by jay-z.  It seems like it always times itself to come on just as I am thinking that I might stop early.


    I am on Week 4 so the song I love lately has been Marathon by Rush.  It is about running as a metaphor for life and it is around 6 minutes so I know as I approach the end, my 5 minute run will be over.  The only problem is that I sometimes curse the guitar player for writing such a long solo. 


    Marathon link if you don't know it (it is a pretty obscure song even if you are familiar with Rush):


    4/10/2010 Stroehmann Bakeries Walk/Run Against Hunger, Philadelphia, PA - 52:21

    4/25/2010 Spackenkill High School TA 5K, Poughkeepsie NY - 45:33

    2/12/2011 Cupid's Chase 5K, Philadelphia PA - 40:45


    4/9/2011 Stroehmann Bakeries Walk/Run Against Hunger 5K, Philadelphia, PA

    September of 2011 - Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • fetzka01 Rookie 4 posts since
    Sep 18, 2010
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    7. Dec 6, 2010 11:49 AM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    I enjoy listening to anything with a fast beat, which is usually rock...and if I'm runing out some rage, Godsmack's first album is what I'll be listening to. Otherwise, it's the new My Chemical Romance or Neon Trees at the moment. Though when I'm on a treadmill listening to animal, it's hard to resist the urge to dance and thus go flying off the back of the machine.



    9/18/10 Run for a Cause - 36:01

    11/21/10 Turkey Trot - 33:30

    4/30/11 Run for the Wild - 33:27

    9/17/11 Run for a Cause - 32:57

    10/7/11 Run for the Wild - 31:33

    11/20/11 Turkey Trot - 33:40

    4/28/12 Run for the Wild - 29:46

    9/17/12 Run for a Cause - 31:38

    11/18/12 Turkey Trot - 29:49


    11/24/12 Turkey Trot - 1:00:09

    Half Marathons

    3/17/12 NYC - 2:49:17

    10/7/12 Westchester Running Festival - 2:38:14

    3/18/13 NYC - 2:41:26

    Current goals:

    5k in under 28:00

    1/2 marathon in 2:30

  • Bimma Amateur 25 posts since
    Dec 15, 2010
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    8. Jan 3, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    Lil Jon could motivated me to do anything! All of his songs are like anthem songs. I'm not sure if you're a fan of Jay-Z, but his songs "What More Can I Say" and "Encore" really get me focused during a run. If you're looking to add to a motivational playlist, I would highly recommend the two. Hope this works! You should share your list once you've gotten enough feedback. I'd love to check it out. I'm trying to put one together as well.


    2011 Race Schedule:

    Dirty Soles 5 Miler | Mandeville, LA (1/15) - 32:11, 23rd Overall, 1st in my age group (25-29)

    Head Hunter | Baton Rouge, LA 10k (3/19)

    Hell's Hills | Ruston, LA 10k (6/4)

    Battle Field | Jackson, LA 5mi (10/15)

  • Mfrieler324 Rookie 2 posts since
    Jan 9, 2011
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    9. Jan 19, 2011 8:54 AM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    Top rap running song:

    8 Mile - Eminen

    This song is just underdog going off and eventually getting his rise to power. Best motivation for me when I'm running..


    Other good rap tunes:

    Nelly - Move That Body

    50 Cent - In Da Club

    Eminem - Lose Yourself


    Top rock running song:

    Headstrong - Trapt

    Enough said...this song is just a rock anthem.


    Other good rock tunes:

    Anthem For The Underdog - 12 Stones

    Fade - Staind

    Stand Up - Trapt


    I could go on and on...but those are my favorites!

  • joecasey11 Rookie 2 posts since
    Jan 18, 2011
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    10. Jan 24, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    While searching for music I found this video, its pretty funny and the song gets me moving.  Wait until the end for a url to get the song for free:

  • Cm38223 Rookie 1 posts since
    Jan 25, 2011
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    11. Jan 25, 2011 3:44 PM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    fader by temper trap

    rolling in the deep- adele

    renegade- styx

    New low- middle class rut

    high road- broken bells

    cold as ice- foriegner

    the way- fast ball definitely one of my favs

    and last but not least I get it- chevelle when i heard it i feel like im stickin it to the man. lol

  • rw4hand Rookie 2 posts since
    May 27, 2009
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    12. Jan 25, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to emmaleigh47)
    Re: Favorite Running Music or Song

    Before\Beginning race:

    Linkin Park, AC/DC, Rammstein


    Middle of race:

    w/o lyrics ->

    Rob Dougan, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Vitamin String Quartet


    w/ lyrics ->

    Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Coldplay, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Live, 3rd Eye Blind



    Whatever the spirit is compelling you to play at the time haha

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