Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Half Marathon Training Playlist

As I've mentioned before, I'm training to run my second half marathon in June. A huge part of staying motivated when I feel like my energy is totally sapped is listening to music, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite songs to run to, divided into categories based on what running pace they're best for.

Sprints (7.0 MPH+)
Untouched- The Veronicas
We Found Love- Rihanna
Beauty and a Beat- Justin Bieber
Shake It- Metro Station
Hey Ya- Outkast
Do Somethin'- Britney Spears

Running (6.0-7.0 MPH)
The Boys of Summer- The Ataris
Till the World Ends-Britney Spears
If I Lose Myself- OneRepublic
Audience of One- Rise Against
Rockin' Into the Night- 38 Special
Animal- Neon Trees
Crossfire- Brandon Flowers
Until the Day I Die- Story Of The Year
E.T.- Katy Perry ft. Kanye West
Womanizer- Britney Spears
Girl on Fire- Alicia Keys
Praise Chorus- Jimmy Eat World
Dog Days Are Over- Vicci Martinez
Umbrella- Rihanna
California Gurls- Katy Perry
Futures- Jimmy Eat World
Love is a Battlefield- Vicci Martinez and Cee Lo Green
Fighter- Christina Aguilera
Stronger- Kanye West
Boom Boom Pow- Black Eyed Peas
Burn this City- Cartel
Chicago is So Two Years Ago- Fallout Boy
Crystal Baller- Third Eye Blind
Gold Digger- Kanye West
I'm a Slave for You- Britney Spears
Ocean Avenue- Yellowcard
Bulletproof- La Roux
Last Night- Diddy ft. Keyshia Cole
SexyBack- Justin Timberlake

Slower Jog (5.0-6.0)
Bittersweet Symphony- The Verb
Buzzin- Shwayze
Young Forever- Jay-Z
Vindicated- Dashboard Confessional
Love the Way You Lie- Eminem ft. Rihanna
Battlefield- Jordin Sparks
Fall- Something Corporate
Meant to Live- Switchfoot
Say it Right- Nelly Furtado

Cool-Down and Stretching
Come on Get Higher- Matt Nathanson
Free Fallin'- John Mayer (I hate the original but love this version)
Better Together- Jack Johnson


  1. Thanks for this... I love adding new songs to my playlist to keep me motivated! Best of luck with your training!

  2. Running ragnar next posted this with impeccable timing! thank you!

    1. Good luck at Ragnar! I was thinking about doing it with a group of friends but decided on just doing a straight up half marathon in June instead. I'd love to hear how it goes!

  3. Yay you for running a 1/2 marathon {it's something I have on my bucket list--post baby of course! :} I'm going to forward this on to my sister...she's running her first 1/2 in 2 weeks! :) Good luck!

    1. It's a great (and surprisingly very achievable) goal!

  4. This is a great list! Got your comment on my blog, but it was listed as no-reply blogger. E-mail me please ( I'm getting ready to start training for my first half!

  5. Thanks for the comment! Half marathons are so much fun! That's my favorite race distance!

  6. I am always hunting for new music to run to. Thanks for the list! Found you at the Pin-It Party!

  7. I LOVE YOUR MIX!!!! I always end up putting on some funky 90's rap to stay motivated ---problem is that I start singing along LOUDLY at the gym! There is even sometimes a dance move or two!! I embarrass my hubby for sure!


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