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Best Songs to Tri a Little

The iPod.  Oh, the iPod.  Thank you for saving my little running soul (soles).

One of my favorite things to do before a race or a hard workout is set my playlist.  Obviously, sanctioned events are a no-no for music, but the ones that allow it, I praise the race day gods.  Tomorrow, I have a little 5k, and I need some new tunes.

What gets you moving? Here’s my Top 10 favorites:

1.   ‘Til I Collapse – Eminem
2.   Animal I Have Become – Three Days Grace
3.   Machinehead – Bush
4.   Rolling in the Deep – Adele
5.   Stronger – Kayne West
6.   Show Me What I’m Looking For – Carolina Liar
7.   A Murder of One – Counting Crows
8.   Live Your Life – T.I. & Rhianna
9.   Move Along – All American Rejects
10. Just a Dream – Nelly

Now, tell me yours!

Happy Friday, everyone!


  • caitwaas

    March 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Mere – I'm SO glad I came across your blog. It's so refreshing to read a tri blog from a "real" person like me – just doing it for the fitness & accomplishment of the sport rather than thinking about Winning age groups or that kind of nonsense 🙂 But to answer your question, here are some of my top running songs right now: Uprising by Muse, Shipping up to Boston by The Dropkick Murphys, Ali in the Jungle by The Hours (this is a great motivator towards the end when you want to quit!)and The Pretender by the Foo Fighters.

  • Marci

    March 26, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Lose Yourselfand Not Afraid by Eminem are my top two fave songs to tri and run to… though there are many others I could put on the list!

  • The Injured Triathlete

    March 26, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Hi Mere, I recently came across your blog and would like to say, thanks for sharing! I feel like I NEED music to really enjoy my training, so I try to keep adding new songs that keep me going. Some songs on my playlist are:

    Memories–David Guetta and Kid Cudi
    I Need a Doctor–Eminem and Dr. Dre
    Die another day–Madonna
    4 minutes–Madonna and Justin Timberlake
    Winner–Jamie Foxx
    Hello good morning–Jamie Foxx
    Paper Planes–MIA
    Look at me Now–Chris Brown
    Yep Dat's me–Jamie Foxx

  • Jennifer

    March 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Apparently I'm totally weird, but I don't own an iPod, and I don't like music on my runs. I like hearing the neighborhoos birds, the traffic (safety reasons), the meditative (relative) silence, and the occasional hello from my fellow runners. I tried to say "I like your skirt" to a fellow half-marathoner yesterday (as I was passing her — boo ya!) and she never heard a word I said. I will say that I DID like the Rock n Roll half because of the bands every mile or 2, but that was more of a communal enjoyment of the music and the atmosphere.

  • Mere

    March 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Jennifer, I totally understand… but right now, I just hear myself sucking wind, sounding like I am going to die… maybe if I can get that under control, I can forego the music!! 🙂 Good luck with your training!


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