Running Songs

Running Songs

It''s no secret that great running songs can motivate you to perform at your peak. With the right running music you can push through the pain

barrier to the next level, or simply get motivated to get off the couch and go for a light jog. Everyone''s taste in music is different, from

rock to opera and pop to punk, but the one thing that they all have in common is that they stimulate a part of your brain, and push you on to

There is plenty of research to back up the fact that listening to music can help you achieve your goals. "Music is an often untapped source of

both motivation and inspiration for sport and exercise participants," says Dr. C. I. Karageorghis, Ph.D., an accredited sport and exercise

psychologist. "The ''right'' music can have a very positive impact on sport and exercise performance."

The right running songs will distract your mind from the pain, as well as giving you the necessary positive mental stimulation. Great running

music takes your mind to another place, and helps you to imagine yourself completing that marathon, or that first 5km fun run. Your MP3 player

will become your greatest friend, and motivator, whilst you are running. It can provide you with the tunes to push you to the next level, and when

you add our personal training to your music selection to provide that extra motivation and attention, you can''t help but achieve your personal

You need to take some time to select the right running music for you. Choose songs that motivate and inspire you, as well as songs that have a

decent beat that you can run to. More often than not, you will fall into rhythm with your songs BPM, or beats per minute. Whilst this is not

strictly necessary, it''s good to match up tempo songs to the parts of your workout that require maximum energy and slower songs for your warm-up

At the end of the day though, only you will know what songs motivate you best. So scroll through your music library, create your playlist and hit

the road, grass or track. You won''t believe the difference a good selection of music can make, it will keep you running, and smiling all the

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