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Question:What keeps you running?

I just got a new iPod. Hooray! The main reason I bought it was so I could have some jams while I'm running. Now all I have to do is fill it up. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for music that's particularly motivating.

Asked by runnindownadream on 11/19/08 4 Answers»


Something fast and peppy! This will sound lame and counter to what I just said, but you can also try downloading podcasts. They keep me focused to the point that I don't really feel the time pass, i.e., will keep you from getting bored from running if that's ever an issue.

Answered by: aliciak on 12/2/08


Good for you in being committed to your workouts!
Music is a great motivator. I like to mix it up a lot, and I find that old 80's hits work well because they have some of that "cheesy" factor that puts a smile on your face!

iTunes has some great user-submitted playlists in iMix (search 'workout'), and you can also use the Genius function to find new tunes you might like based on what you're listening to now.

Answered by: Kiki76 on 11/20/08


I'm not a britney fan (sorry, cwolf!) but agree that upbeat songs are best. I like to rock a playlist of my favorite songs from strong women:
Cannonball-The Breeders
Maps-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Peek-a-Boo-Souxie and The Banshees
Love is a Battlefield-Pat Benatar
Since U Been Gone-Kelly Clarkson
Magic Man-Heart
Hollaback Girl-Gwen Stefani
Take it Off-The Donnas
If-Janet Jackson

Answered by: kristen on 11/20/08


It sounds cheezy, but Britney Spears' last album is great for running and working out. Most of the songs are upbeat/danceable, so I'm guessing they're pretty good to run to as well.

Answered by: Cwolf112 on 11/19/08
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