HI! i'm verrry new to running. just started about a month ago. i'm training for my first 5k in july. i'm up to about 2 miles now and i run really slowly, like a 9 minute mile. which is fine by me as long as i can make it running the whole 5k! anyways - anyone have some good tunes that help keep them going? i need some new stuff. thanks!
My favorites are Untouched by The Veronicas, Live ur life-Rihanna and I'm Alive by David Cook. Good for u with the "newbie to running". I'm pretty new too. Been running for almost a year now...started with Marine Mud Run, then Turkey Trot and recently the Twilight Run in Charlotte...good luck!
I don't know what music you like, but Lady GaGa "Just Dance" and lots of Gwen Stefani songs and Guns N Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" are my favorites. Just remember to have fun, sounds like you're doing great!
I like you wanted some good music that would help and improve my slow running style. I found mixes of music designed just for running on run2rhythm.com website.
I have improved my times and find in addition to mainstream music I incorporate their music as well. Good luck ...Wiz
My favorite running songs:
I Summon You - Spoon
Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
September - E,W&F
Hollabeck Girl - Gwen Stefani
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Naked Eye - Luscious Jackson
That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
I listen to "Lose Yourself" by Eminem before every race for motivation - it's awesome for getting me psyched up! I just started running more last year - don't worry about starting slow - that's the way to stay injury-free. Keep it up and good luck!!
I have a pretty eclectic list of music from Deep Purple, Nickelback, Miley Cyrus, Flo Rida, and lots of alterntive stuff from Itunes. Depends on what I'm running. I do fast paced when i want to run a good pace or slower paced music for long runs. Music helps me maintain my pace and keeps my head focused. I'd suggest a good mix that you can get lost in.
TRUST THE TRAINING!
Sounds like you are doing great. My favorite running songs are: Wake Up by Arcade Fire; Call to Arms by Angels and Airwaves; Where the Streets Have No Name by U2; Mr. Brightside and Read My Mind by The Killers; 180 by Summer by Taking Back Sunday; Existentialism on Prom Night by Straylight Run. That will get you through a 5k at 9-10 minute pace. Enjoy and keep running!
Finding appropriate music to run with is very difficult and time consuming. I would strongly suggest to take a look at the music websitre http://www.run2r.com/
It has music specially designed for runners and you are able to plan your running around the beats per minute that enable you to run at certain speeds.Have a look at the following page to get a better idea of what I am talking about.
Did you know that there are over 1 million songs published and recorded every year. It is impossible almost to choose the right music for running. That is why I am a great believer in the run2rhythm concept.
Good luck with it all.
I was in your shoes a couple of months ago. I wanted to keep a good pace (I'm even slower than you) and wanted tunes that were consistent in pace, which can be hard to find. I ended up on a site called Mp3running.com. I downloaded some running tracks. 2 are 30 minutes and one is 45. 2 of them have a coaches voice to get and keep you going. It is universal because you control your pace by the length of your step. I ABSOLUTELY love them! They are not overboard, the coach does not talk all of the time but it is VERY motivating as there is a rhythmic, driving beat and she says things like "you have strength.....you have power". I used it to train for my first 5k and probably will never run without it.
p.s. If I remember correctly, they were buy and get the 3rd free. $16.95 for all 3 and well worth it for me.
Good luck and have fun. I agree not to worry too much about your pace, it will halp you stay injury-free. Listen to your body.
People have suggestions about running music, but ultimately it should be the music that motivates and moves you to go that extra mile. So it's mostly personal prefrence in my opinion.
I have quite the eclectic mix. I like some super fast then some not quite as fast, which helps if you start doing intervals, which can help you gradually increase your speed.
I have some Prodigy(Firestarter), The Hives (Walk Idiot Walk), The White Stripes (Seven Nation Army), Beck (Nausea), Jay-Z (99 problems), Justin Timberlake (Sexy Back) and Madonna. (Hung Up), Kaiser Chiefs (Never Miss A Beat), Iggy Pop (**** For Life), David Bowie (The Jean Genie).
It's great that you are running and the key to it all the improved fitness that comes with running plus the enjoyment.
If you would like a suggestion for some music I would suggest that you try some music by Andrew Batterham and Nick Charles from my website.
I am not sure as to what appeals to you but this is music specially composed for running and has beats per minute that match your paces.
Starting out I would suggest you start with music between 150 and 156bpm. You can also vist our technical page at