September 21 2018
These recently-released speedy songs make perfect additions to any runner’s speed workout playlist.
Of all the seasons one could celebrate with a song, summer likely lends itself best to the task. There exist stray tunes about the spring and fall, and winter gets its due (though much of that is bound together with the holiday spirit). When one relies on the weather alone to produce a musical moment, only summer delivers inspiration so consistently. With that in mind, we’ve surveyed a few tunes that feel custom-built for summer runs.
The list below kicks of with an aptly-titled track from Weezer and an ode to Malibu from Miley Cyrus. Further down the beach, you’ll find “Cake by the Ocean” and “Heatstroke.” Capturing country music’s recent obsession with warm weather, Luke Bryan contributes a tune about “Suntan City” and Blake Shelton is “Bringing Back the Sunshine.” Generally, the lift in temperature is enough to lure folks back outdoors this time of year. But, if you’re looking for a more specific call to action, anything below would make for a fine—and topical—addition to your running mix.
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.