Yesterday marked the completion of my 10k training plan. Well, without the race that is.
I planned to run outside but when the weather was slated for 50%+ chance of rain when I woke up, I knew I’d be better to skip the risk and run inside. It wasn’t ideal but I didn’t want to get my new Nike’s wet… 😉
So while I was busting out my run (yes, busting!), I was listening to my “running” playlist on my iPod Nano. I originally planned to use the jog.fm app, but when I got to the gym I realized I left my arm band at home. (#fail) Aside from my 5k race a few weekends ago, I haven’t been listening to the Running Playlist because it was starting to get old and lose it’s power. Well, consider it’s powers returned!
While I was running and loving how these songs were keeping me motivated, focused and distracted from the lack of scenery, I got to thinking how it’s about time I add some new songs; maybe some new power songs.
Have any of you used the Nike+ app? Or really any of the Nike running apps? One of the features is to add “power songs” so when you’re feeling low energy or nearing your goal, you can play a power song and push through. Simple idea in theory but really quite effective. (It’s possible other running apps have this feature but since I haven’t used them, I don’t know.)
So I thought it would be fun to share a few of my current power songs:
“Princess of China” – Coldplay & Rihanna
“Everybody Talks” – Neon Trees
“Midnight City” – M83
“I Will Wait” – Mumford & Sons
Now it’s your turn:
What songs are powering you through your runs or tough workouts?
Mumford & Sons makes for an awesome power song! I also love Spiderbait’s version of Black Betty.
I’ll have to check it out!
Is it weird that I don’t listen to music while I run?? Blend 2013??
No, some people don’t like it or need it. I on the other hand, pretty much NEED it to help me zone out and keep from getting bored at times.
AND YES BLEND 2013!!!!!
I hear ya — sometimes power songs lose their mojo. I need an update on my music library anyway.
I did a post a while back. Here are mine: http://www.chimesdesign.com/blog/2012/05/10/sweet-tunes-thursday-power-songs/
Oh sweet! 🙂