As you guys know from my last 1/2 Marathon Series post, I recently took part in Nike’s Women’s Half Marathon in April. It was a crazy, thrilling, heart-pounding (literally) experience and I would not have survived without the help of hours and hours of music.
That’s why I decided to curate some playlists for every stretch of the journey that will hopefully help you on your own road to the finish line! I tried my best to keep these playlists varied and interesting, but it will become clear pretty quickly that I have quite the affinity for anything Katy Perry or Top 40 related (ha!).
Warning: I have included some explicit versions of songs so please beware if you choose to take a listen.
When it comes to running we all have our own preferences, but I hope you can find some inspiration from the lists below! At the end of the day just getting out there and being active is all that matters, regardless of the jams playing through your headphones.
Miles 1-3: Get Pumped Up!
Miles 4-6: Settle In (aka Steady Beats)
Miles 7-9: Keep Going (aka Distraction Jams)
Miles 10-12: Inspiration Zone (aka Finish Line is in Sight)
Mile 13-13.1: Miracle Song This should be whichever song you love the most!
This will be blasting through your speakers as you cross that finish line, so choose wisely! Might I suggest Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This”?
What’s your favorite Miracle Song? Happy running!