March 15 2018
The decision to run sans music is entirely personal. One runner explains why she never listens to music while running outside.
When training for a marathon, you need songs that are faster than the 120 beat per minute (BPM) tracks you′ll hear on the radio. At the same time, you′ll likely want something slower than the 150 BPM tracks you might use in a high intensity session—since you′ll be pacing yourself for a longer haul. To that end, we′ve compiled a few examples of songs between 130-140 BPM that should suit your training ideally.
Every marathon is different, and so is every marathoner. To that end, the playlist below draws from a variety of genres. Selena Gomez and Ed Sheeran represent the Top 40, while Dragonette and The Strokes spring the college radio charts. Similarly, there are club tracks featuring Drake and Rihanna alongside country favorites like Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton. If you′re looking for something eclectic, you can fire up the list wholesale. If your tastes are more distinct, pick a few favorites and go from there. However you want to approach your next session, here are ten places to start.
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.