I ran my first (and only) marathon in 2002 withOUT any music. iPods weren’t even invented yet and running 26 miles with my Sport Walkman didn’t sound super fun. I still don’t know how I did that.
Thank you Steve Jobs for making my running experiences so much more enjoyable. I have an iPod nano. Which I love.
Here are a few songs I listen to when training for half marathons (of which I have run 3, Ogden half marathon being my favorite despite the downpour of rain the entire time–it was amazing).
“All about us” by He is We
“Beat it” by Michael Jackson
“Carry on” by Fun
“Brand New Day” by Joshua Radin
“Crank that” by Soulja Boy
“Easy” by Rascall Flatts
“Creep” by Jena Irene (from American Idol)
“Gone, gone, gone” by Phillip Phillips
“Home” by Phillip Phillips (how can you not like a kid with that name?)
“I love it” by Icona Pop
“Just give me a reason” by Pink
“Lovely” by Sara Haze
“Mean” by Taylor Swift
“People like us” by Kelly Clarkson
“Story of My Life” by Alex Preston (from American Idol)
“Switch” by Will Smith (you know, the fresh prince of bel air)
“Under pressure” by Queen
“United” by Judas Priest (takes me back to the soccer days)
“Hero” by Family of the Year (love this song–it’s a little slow but I like running to it)
“Polaroid” by Imagine Dragons
“Come thou fount of every blessing” by the Mormon tabernacle choir (don’t laugh–it’s my come to Jesus song and always makes me run faster).
“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol
“Raise your Glass” by Pink
“Back in Black” by AC/DC (takin it back to the old days on the soccer field)
“Stay” by AWOLNATION