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10 Songs That’ll Whip You Into Shape For Your Next Marathon

Marathon training requires a different approach than a standalone workout. When running a longer distance, most folks adopt a slightly slower—and more sustainable—pace. To that end, the playlist below focuses on songs that are faster than the average Top 40 track but slower than the average running song.

In the mix, you’ll find remixes from big stars like Taylor Swift and under the radar acts like What So Not. Elsewhere, balladeers go rock, with Ed Sheeran turning up the distortion and Sting returning to his Police roots. Lastly, there are crossover hits like “Something New” featuring two-thirds of Swedish House Mafia and a collaboration between noise poppers Breathe Carolina and social media favorites Karmin.

Though most marathon training sessions have a couple of shared characteristics—longer distances and slower paces—there’s no reason to think everyone shares the same musical tastes. To that end, the mix below is heavy on variety. So, grab your favorites from this list and build from there–or take the list wholesale for an eclectic outing.

Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Something New – 130 BPM

Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams (R3HAB Remix) – 130 BPM

Mike Will Made-It & Rihanna – Nothing Is Promised – 134 BPM

Fitz & The Tantrums – The Walker (Cobra Starship Remix) – 130 BPM

Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill – 135 BPM

Breathe Carolina & Karmin – Bang It Out – 130 BPM

Foster the People – Coming of Age – 130 BPM

What So Not – High You Are (Branchez Remix) – 137 BPM

Sting – I Can’t Stop Thinking About You – 138 BPM

Zedd & Selena Gomez – I Want You to Know – 130 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo and era to find the music that best fits their particular workout routine.

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Chris Lawhorn

Chris Lawhorn

Chris Lawhorn runs the workout music database Run Hundred and contributes playlists to Women's Running. He also operates the Case/Martingale record label and holds a BA in English from Ball State University. Before joining Women's Running, Chris covered workout music for Shape and Marie Claire. To find more running songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular routine.