I don't know about you guys but I almost always create a new playlist for every race I run. Usually it's with the most recent songs I've downloaded but lately I've been listening to some of my old running mixes, mainly just to make my runs a little more interesting. It's been fun re-discovering some fun tunes!
Here are some that have helped me pick up my pace a little - maybe you might want to add these to your playlist!
Pink - Trouble
My old spinning teacher would play this a lot. This is a good song for speed drills because it's kind of a mellow pace but then the refrain works well for speeding up.
The next two have a nice quick tempo.
Plain White T's - Our Time Now
The Fratellis - Flathead
Prodigy - Smack My B*tch Up
Many years ago when I lived in Dallas, I used to take this fun hip hop dance class. The teacher would teach us a routine that we would then dance over and over again to different songs that would increase in tempo. We'd always do it the last time to this song and I just remember there would be lots of flailing limbs! :P
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes - Over the Rainbow
This last one I got from my friend a long time ago and I honestly forgot I had it. It popped up on shuffle during my miserable 6mi run in the sun yesterday and it somehow managed to get me from an 11+ pace to around 9:30! The song is super short though (1:30) so don't expect it to push you for too long.
What are some good songs that help you put the pedal to the metal?