Tuesday, May 14, 2013

5K Playlist. 40+ minutes of music!

Remember cassette tapes and bulky walkmans? The big headphones? I loved mine, it was yellow and gray and constantly played my own mixed tapes of Madonna and En Vogue. I loved my boom box. Every morning I would record songs between talk shows and each night I'd play it back. This was the 80's people.

Playlist are a must have to my workouts. They offer motivation and keep me going when I feel myself getting tired. Some songs are chosen just for the beat, some for the lyrics but each make you want to move.
I've used Pandora set to fun fitness a few times, loved that. I haven't tried Spotify yet. Have you? And I'm definitely not one who can listen to podcasts or nothing at all. I can not hear myself breathing. If I hear myself breathing, I totally psych myself out. I sound like I'm on mile 20 when I'm barely clearing two.

I shuffled songs around to find a 40 minute playlist and since we must always have some JT action, there's an 8 minute cool down. 40 minutes of music will get you through a 12 minute mile 5K. The beat/tempo of these songs may encourage you to run around a 9 minute mile. Hope you like some of these songs!

workout playlist, pop music for your workout



I just found out about this Lolo App and it sounds amazing! You can use the music it has available or import your own music into the app. From there you can adjust the tempo! So if you're in love with a particular song but know that it's far to slow for your cycle routine, elliptical run, etc. this app lets you speed it up. All the reviews are great and it sounds like it comes with a "trainer" who reminds you of key things like shoulders down, belly button in, chin up. I'm thinking about giving this app a try. It's priced at 3.99.

Have you heard of this app or tried it before?
What songs are must haves in your playlist?


P.S. There are now 40+ of us signed up for the virtual 5K! I was so excited to see that! WooHooo!!!



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21 comments:

Samantha (at) Life Style Love said...

I was JUST telling myself I needed to work on my workout playlist tonight! As soon as it gets too predictable I get bored so I'm really glad you shared some of your favorites! And I'm totally the same way about hearing myself breathing. I hadn't seen yet about this virtual 5K - heading down to check out it out now! Thanks for sharing the playlist ideas :)

Nicole M said...

I love your playlist! Kinda obsessed...
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The Pink Growl said...

LOVE this playlist!

Amanda aka Manda said...

Love the mix of artists on this playlist. I may have to get some of these for when I'm walking/running!

Melanie @ 4Kottez said...

Love Krewella - great playlist lady...

Kelly said...

Awesome! I just posted my playlist today, too, and was looking for some more songs. Love it!

Janna Renee said...

I'm all about the right music while running! Please let us now how the app is! I don't usually pay for apps, but that one kinda sounds worth it.

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Kayla Marie said...

I've been trying to work on my workout playlist recently. I love so many of these songs!

New follower! :)

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heidi said...

I always like to listen to books when I work out. It keeps my mind off of how long I have to go before I finish working out.

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Autumn in July said...

Ha yes the good ol 80s. Husband and I were just talking about the walkman brand last night!

Tatiana said...

ooh, I don't know most of these but I'm always looking for new music... so thanks :D

Kristine said...

Great playlist! Another "Kristine" in the world... Spelt the RIGHT way :) new follower!

Kimberly said...

I couldn't make it through even a half mile run without music! I'm doing a half marathon this weekend and worked on my playlist a few days ago. At the top of the list?
-Like a G6
-Wobble song
-we are never getting back together

I like to run with a complete mix of music

Jen B said...

that sounds great! i've never tried it but would have loved that when I was teaching kickboxing! i liked to teach at 136 beats/minute or 140 (mostly 136) and could never adjust my own music so I had ot purchase it. If you end up teaching any cardio classes this sounds like it could come in handy for making your own playlists

thehomemakerspost.com said...

That sounds like a pretty cool app! I've never heard of it, but I might give it a try. When I run outside I'm boring and go without music. Well, I really do it for safety reasons (less of a chance of being a victim from a car or predator when you have all your senses). But when I'm working out at home I listen to the cadio electronica station on pandoria. Upbeat, without annoying lyrics (usually). :)
Amanda

Esther Davison said...

Spotify is pretty cool. I keep using the free version. You've got to try motion traxx. I use it for most all of my running. This guy puts together music, like a DJ would, and sets all the beats to the same rhythm. It's a free podcast and there's no breaks between songs. Playlists range from 30 minutes to over an hour. It's in iTunes. Let me know what you think of it! Esther Norine Designs estherdavison@gmail.com

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing this at my healthy Tuesday hop. I just recently started using Pandora. I like the Group 1 Crew channel. :)

Heather T. said...

My playlist looks almost exactly the same, except I also throw in some of One Direction's new album. If you try the app, please review it on here - it sounds great!

Cayli Johnson said...

I am training for the Ragnar in Utah so this is much needed :) thank you!
you are a godsend for this!

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Jordan Shaner said...

So glad you posted a workout list! I'm always looking for more songs to add to my workout list!

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