Looking for some tunes to get you pumped for your run? Never fear, Sparkle Athletic is here and we’ve got you covered!
Next up is a running playlist from Lauren, aka @breathedeeplyandsmile on social media. On some runs, Lauren rocks out, and on others she goes media-less. She really likes music as a motivator to help her out the door, or on race day so she can jam during the tough miles. She used music this past summer during her marathon training for many of her solo long runs. Despite having to get up before the sun and running many hot and humid miles in Baltimore, she felt those long runs were really fun thanks to the playlists and music she put together.
This playlist includes R&B and hip-hop songs from the 2000s. Lauren put together this playlist in the middle of her training cycle and listened to it so many times because it was so fun to run to. These songs took her on a little trip down memory lane, with some of them evoking nostalgia for high school and college.
“Get Pumped” Running Playlist by @breathedeeplyandsmile
“ËœGet Ur Freak On’ by Missy Elliott
“ËœYeah!’ by Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
“ËœLose My Breathe’ by Destiny’s Child
“ËœBring ‘Em Out’ by T.I.
“ËœOne, Two Step’ by Ciara feat. Missy Elliott
“ËœCrazy In Love’ by Beyonce feat Jay-Z
‘In Da Club’ by 50 Cents
“ËœLose Yourself’ by Eminem
“ËœLet Me Blow Ya Mind’ by Eve feat. Gwen Stefani
“ËœStronger’ by Kayne West
We may be a little bias, but we think the song choices Lauren made will help kick your running playlist up a notch. No matter your distance or speed, these songs are just the tunes to get your feet moving as you head out the door. We all know how music can effect our moods and even our workouts. As runners we often turn to music for motivation and, at times, to take our mind off of the miles. Having the perfect song at the right moment, whether it be when you are conquering a long run or tackling a fast interval on the treadmill, can be the difference between ending your run on a high note or simply finishing flat.
The #teamsparkle community is such an amazing resource that we want to hear from YOU to find out what you are listening to, what is helping you to rock your runs and what is a must on every runner’s playlist. The best songs have the ability to keep us going mile after mile and we want to be a resource for one another so that we can run longer, run faster, but also run happy. Some songs may be old, some songs may be new, some songs may be trendy, some songs may be underground, but as long as the beats are pumping and inspiring us to put one foot in front of the other, then it is music to our ears!
If you’d like to be featured on an upcoming Sparkle Athletic “Running Playlist“ post, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear what songs made your cut and which ones we should add to our ever-growing playlist.
**Please remember to use caution when listening to music while running, especially if you are pounding the pavement outdoors. A few suggestions would be to run with one earbud out or to do your best to keep the volume low enough so you can clearly hear your surroundings. It may be hard, especially when you want to rock out to your favorite track, but safety first!**