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10 Songs Perfect For Marathon Training

Since marathons keep a body in motion for a longer time, you’ll generally find yourself moving at a slower pace than you might in a daily run. Given this difference in speed, you may also favor music that better approximates this pace. For many folks, tracks between 130 and 140 beats per minute (BPM) will make for excellent company. So, we’ve rounded up 10 examples you can put to use straightaway.

The list kicks off with a genre-hopping number from Kelly Clarkson and closes out with a perfectly-themed tune from Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. In the middle, you’ll find recent rock from stadium favorites U2 and Metallica. Meanwhile, pop fans can propel themselves along with help from Flume and Bruno Mars. As always, it doesn’t matter which tracks get you moving—it only that you actually get moving. So, when your marathon approaches, your soundtrack awaits below.

Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft – 130 BPM

Dear Tatiana – Came Here to Win – 130 BPM

Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like (Alan Walker Remix) – 134 BPM

Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill – 135 BPM

Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes – 136 BPM

Fitz & The Tantrums – Fool – 136 BPM

U2 – Get Out of Your Own Way – 130 BPM

Flume & Tove Lo – Say It (Clean Bandit Remix) – 130 BPM

Metallica – Here Comes Revenge – 131 BPM

Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood – The Fighter – 132 BPM

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

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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.