Running Playlist – 2013 Edition

It’s that time of year again – Ottawa Race Weekend is just two weeks away. After being too injured to run the half marathon that I trained for last year, I decided to sign up for the 10K. The really long runs were just too much of a grind, so I thought the 10K would be a nice change.

But I just haven’t been into it this year and I haven’t been training properly. I’m not expecting to be happy with my time and I’m even considering not running after all. I’ll see how it goes.

Regardless though, a good playlist makes a run. So back by popular demand (ha), I’m posting for you my most favourite songs to run to. This list is guaranteed to shave a few minutes off anyone’s time. This year’s playlist will be shorter than usual because it’s geared for a 10K instead of a half-marathon. There’s almost an hour and a half of music here.

As always, I will caution you. If you’re looking for Lady Gaga, you haven’t been paying attention.

Finola’s 10K Playlist

Save it for Later by The English Beat
Your English is Good by Tokyo Police Club
Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry
We Dance to Yesterday by Hawksley Workman
Closing Time by Semisonic
There is a Light that Never Goes Out by The Smiths (you can SO run to The Smiths)
Pretty in Pink by The Psychedelic Furs
A New Day by Mary Margaret O’Hara
Ruby Soho by Rancid
Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes
Vampire Weekend by A-Punk
Closer to Fine by The Indigo Girls
A Girl Like You by Edwin Collins
Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen
Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure (you can SO run to The Cure)
Supernatural Superserious by R.E.M.
The Passenger by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Ho Hey by The Lumineers
Let It In by Sam Roberts
Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men (You will want to do heel kicks to this one. Be careful, don’t fall)
Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman
There She Goes by The La’s
Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins
Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones
Laid by James

Happy Trails!

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I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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4 Responses to Running Playlist – 2013 Edition

  1. Sasha says:

    10k. A nice light workout. πŸ™‚
    Some great tunes here Finola! Totally need to add them to my playlist.
    And don’t worry about times. Show up and you’re already a winner. But you know that.

  2. Shannon says:

    Finola – what a great playlist! So funny, mine has about half of these πŸ™‚
    I’m doing the 10K too!! Can’t remember which pace bunny I chose, but perhaps I’ll see you down there! I’m not expecting an earth shattering time either, and sadly, I HAVE been training hard, lol πŸ˜‰

  3. Chantal says:

    I just forwarded your list to my sister who is getting ready for a 1/2 and looking for tunes. You always have such great tunes for running.

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