Running is one of the best ways to get and stay in shape. If you’re not a runner or want to improve your pace, music may be your remedy.
Your brain is naturally inclined to sync your footsteps to anything with a repetitive beat. So playing the right songs at the right pace during a run can help you run more efficiently.
It’s all about beats per minute (BPM), which is the bit of science that measures the song’s pace. The ideal tempo range is 120 to 125 BPM for a jog and 140 to 145 BPM for a run.
I put together an up-beat running playlist, on Spotify, with songs that range from 120-140 BPM. The list is very broad, so hopefully you can find something that puts a little pep in your step. You can check it out below!
Tip: Crossfade your tracks on Spotify
When you listen to a live DJ, they transition each track into one another to avoid a brief pause in the sound. Spotify has a setting that allows you to do the same called crossfading. The two tracks overlap for a few seconds, the volume goes down for the first track as it comes up for the second. I set the crossfade in my settings to 7 seconds.
Click here for an article on how to adjust your Spotify settings to crossfade your music.
I’d love to hear what’s in your workout playlist or what gets you in the zone! Always looking to add to mine :)
Here are a few of my favorite workout sets right now: