10 Miler Music Playlist!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 22, 2009

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I know I have been promising to tell you what is on my playlist for a long time now. I meant to post it a while ago, right before we had our major computer issues and then I couldn’t. So finally, here it is. Luckily, Eric created a totally new and fun playlist for me right before my 10-mile race on Sunday! I was so thrilled because I had been listening to the same songs over and over and over…

So without further ado, I present to you my playlist that I listened to during my race!

Please note that the songs with a star marked next to them were the songs I mainly listened to during the 10 miles. I tend to zero in on the songs that really pump me up and I stick with those, even if I listen to them several times during the run. :)

Also, note the super cool KEY I created at the bottom of the playlist! ;)


So as you can see, I only listened to a handful of songs during my race. Many of the songs I just wasn’t ‘feeling’. Nothing is worse than listening to bad music- especially when you are struggling in a race.

So let me clarify the key above a little to give it some context.

The RED songs, were the songs that I listened to when I was feeling ticked off. At some points during the 10 mile race, I felt kinda ticked or angry. haha. It sounds funny, but it’s true. I was at the stage (i.e., mile 7-8!) where I just wanted to be DONE already! I also got a bit annoyed at my body because it couldn’t go any faster or when my pace dropped from an 8 minute mile to a 9 minute mile. These RED songs helped get my anger out in a constructive way and re-focus my mind back on what I could do. Remember a while ago when I said I found a song that totally pumped me up? Well, it was ‘In Bloom’ by Nirvana if you can believe it. I’ve since wore out the song on my playlist, but it still does the job in a pinch. Black Cloud is my new favourite angry song and I listened to it a few times during my race!

The GREEN songs are the fun and playful songs that put a smile on my face. I listened to Golddigger, Day + Night (NEW FAV), and She’s Got Issues (Classic!!!!!!!!!) to help me see the lighter side of things and take me down memory lane. Offspring always takes me back to middle/high school. ;)

The ORANGE songs are what I call zone out songs. They were songs I listened to during the race when I was feeling a bit ambivalent or just wanted to tune everything out and try to find my groove. Step Into A World is a calming, eerie song with a nice heavy beat.

The PURPLE songs are those awesome energizing songs that we all love! My new favourite song to run to is Sean Kingston’s FIRE BURNING. LOVE, love, love running to this song! A reader recently suggested it to me and I haven’t turned back since. ;) Fatboy by Maximillion is another fun energizing song too.

Finally, The BLACK songs. You may have wondered why I teared up 3 times during my 10-mile race. Well, I blame a song called Infinity 2008 by Guru Josh Project. Don’t ask me who they are because it was my first time hearing the song. Eric introduced me to it and I knew it would be a kick butt running tune. Click here to listen/watch the lyrics on You Tube. It has a wicked running beat around 48 seconds.

The song sort of has these subliminal messages in it. Or so it sounds that way anyways.

Some lyrics from Infinity:

Here’s my key
A freak like me
Just needs infinity

Take your time

And take your time
To trust in me
And you will find
Infinity, infinity

And take your time
To trust in me
And you will find
Infinity, infinity

The time goes by
So naturally
Why you’ll receive

It’s very soothing :)


So there you have it! The good, the bad, and the ugly of my playlist. I must admit I am pretty smitten about some of these songs right now. Some of the songs on there I wouldn’t listen to while running if you PAID ME. I really should delete some of those on there. I won’t mention any names. ;)

I did a treadmill workout last night and listened to this playlist and I was so pumped up! Now I associate this playlist with the emotions of the race so I like it even better. :)

Today’s question:

What are your current favourite workout songs that pump you up and keep your energy going strong?

Any surprises about my playlist?

Do you think music gives off different moods or feelings like I indicated it did to me in the race?


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Susan July 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Ida Maria is one musician that’s been on my iPod for months. Every one of her songs are awesome to work out to. I like more rock-pop-punk songs when I’m running. Something fun and fast :)


Kate B July 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Current favourite workout songs are: the majority of the Dangerous album by Michael Jackson, tons by MJ really! Lots of Kelly Clarkson, Bush X (that’s right, even before they were just Bush). I am always looking for new songs to run to so I am looking forward to getting the songs you run to/ make sure I have them!


britt July 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm

thanks for sharing, i love new ideas for my workout playlist! the two songs that always get me through tough times in a run are black eyed peas’ pump it and rihanna’s disturbia.


Jenn (eating bender) July 22, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Great playlist! I am so excited for you and your big 10-miler :) I will be sending good vibes your way in preparation! Wahooooo!


Nadia July 22, 2009 at 9:20 pm

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Jessica July 23, 2009 at 4:56 am

I listen to all sorts of different things, a lot of 80s because it seems like the best place for it, and classic rock because it’s my favourite.

But my number one running anthem right now is The Killers – ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’. Not a band I usually like but the song is amazing for running, especially for on a killer hill. They used the one part (‘I got soul but I’m not a soldier’) in the Beijing Olympics ads, which is where I first heard it. I feel invincible when this song plays.

Another couple of songs that always make me run faster are The Sounds, ‘Song With A Mission’ (all their stuff is good) and Katy Perry, ‘Hot N’ Cold’ (embarrassing, but it works).


Marika July 23, 2009 at 6:27 am

Your playlist reminds me a little bit of mine, since I also have some pretty old stuff that I keep listening to over and over. Some of my favorite running music right now is from All-American Rejects. I totally agree with the commenter who mentioned My Chemical Romance’s “The Black Parade”– that is an awesome album to run to.
And I love that you had a category of thoughtful/emotional songs! My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy for having Damien Rice on my iPod, but I love his lyrics so much that they often give me just as much energy as a good rock beat. :-)


Kathryn Polster August 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Fighter by Christina Aguilera has been on my play list FOREVER. Always gets me going.


chillout radio April 25, 2013 at 9:18 am

This is a small selection of great music I listen to, written from my own perspective
as a fan and a user, with the aim of inspiring others to listen too.
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