Running is as much a mental sport as it is a physical one, and with the Shamrock Shuffle taking place this weekend we want to make sure that you’re ready to go in every way possible.
Whether you’re walking, jogging, running, or slugging, we’ve put together a playlist for you to put on Shuffle.
Phoenix – Run Run Run
First let’s get a warm-up jog going that’s not too fast, but not too slow. Pick up those knees and get in the zone.
Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm
Bang! Things can be a bit chaotic at the start of the race before people start separating from the pack and finding their pace, but never mind that. You have a fire that’s looking to burn.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop
Once that blood starts flowing and your legs start pumping you just can’t stop, and you need a tune that can keep up with the endorphin rush.
La Roux – Bulletproof
Once you start feeling that burn, just remember, you’ve probably already come a pretty long way. Even if you have given in before, this time you’ll be bulletproof.
The Doors – Break on Through (To the Other Side)
The heat is on and the sweat is starting to drip. You need something that gets that feverish feeling you get when all you have in mind is breaking on through to the other side of that ribbon at the finish line.
Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
They say that nothing is greater than the euphoria of the runner’s high. Each time you lace up those shoes and walk out that door it’s about more than just fitness or recreation but the lust for life that comes from pushing your limits.
Tom Cochrane – Life is a Highway
It’s a beautiful experience once you find your pace and begin to take in the beauty of the moment. As you cruise through Lincoln Park and the breeze off the lake sweeps your face you realize that life is a highway, and you’re riding it.
Vangelis – Chariots of Fire
No, it’s not cheesy. You deserve this! You’ve proved your endurance, strength, and resilience, and that moment of glory when you finally finish is just like a movie. Go you!
Van Halen – Running with the Devil
Okay, so you’re actually running with a bunch of admirable individuals who deserve a lot of respect, but that doesn’t change the fact that you live life like there’s no tomorrow.
Passion Pit – Take a Walk
Ok, now walk it off so you don’t hurt yourself on Sunday