Music can provide much-needed motivation during long runs, even when energy reserves have depleted themselves. A 2015 Harvard Medical School study suggests that an effective playlist could make a world of difference.
No matter if it’s your first time out or you have been running for years, having an encouraging playlist can keep you going strong. Running requires mental strength that cannot be easily broken; therefore songs that bolster mental fortitude will only strengthen performance further.
The Linda Lindas: Oh! Los Angeles four-piece The Linda Lindas offer up a lively, punky sound to add some excitement and motivation during any slowdown or stretching stages of your run. Their quirky tunes will keep your attention focused while giving much-needed motivation during slower or stretching stages of the workout.
Bloc Party – “Oh!”
There’s nothing quite as thrilling as hearing an amazing band play at their peak; Linda Lindas are no different; their thrilling guitar riffs from their 2002 album The End are enough to make any runner want to run!
Rilo Kiley: Breakin’ Up
Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley has the voice of an indie princess; her catchy lyrics and addictive melody will keep your running motivation strong.
Listening to Problem – Ariana Grande can provide just enough relief from your run’s discomfort to help get you over that last uphill stretch and finish strong. Its infectious beat will provide that extra edge necessary for victory.