The loveliest moment of a workout is often the first step out the door. As you segue from the business of life to the momentum of your routine, the change can be as pronounced in your mind as it is in your body. So, this week, we’ve compiled a set of songs ideal for scoring that transition.
Each of the tracks below begins slowly and picks up steam along the way. In the mix below, you’ll find a narrative opus from Meat Loaf and bittersweet affirmation from The Rolling Stones. Elsewhere, there’s a feisty track from Metallica and a barn-burner from Ike & Tina Turner. The emphasis is on rock-oriented music, but—within that scope—a range of genres and eras are represented. So, when the outdoors call, pick any of the slow-building epics below and let it work its magic.
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.