Long endurance runs can get pretty lonely, especially if you're running solo. That's why portable music players were invented. OK, not really. But for those last few miles of a long run when you really need that extra umph, music can make a big difference, and you can make the most of that music by picking tracks that match your pace.
Generally, if a runner matched his or her cadence to a song with 155 beats per minute, their mile pace would hover around 9:30 per mile. So depending on your level of fitness and running abilities, you can choose from a few of the following mild-mannered melodies to help amp up your next endurance workout. If you happen to be speedier runner with a faster endurance pace, check out our previous playlist of songs in the 150-180 beats per minute range.
Related: Can Music Make You Run Faster? Read more to find out how to craft a playlist that will perfectly match your goal pace.
Endurance Workout Playlist
10:00 Minute/Mile pace— About 150 Beats per Minute
Blue Orchid by The White Stripes— 152 BPM
E.T. by Katy Perry ft. Kanye West— 151 BPM
Sail (Unlimited Gravity Remix) by AWOL Nation - 150 BPM
AC/DC by Back in Black- 150 BPM
What the Hell by Avirl Lavigne- 150 BPM
10:30 Minute/Mile Pace— About 145 BPM
The End Has No End by The Strokes— 143 bpm
Guns and Horses by Ellie Goulding— 144 bpm
Toxic by Britney Spears— 143 bpm
Glory and Gore by Lorde— 144 bpm
Times Like These by Foo Fighters— 145 bpm
11:00 Minute/Mile Pace— About 140pbm
Applause by Lady Gaga—140 bpm
Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons—139 bpm
You Really Got Me by Van Halen—139 bpm
Counting Crows by Accidentally in Love—138 bpm
Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz—139bpm
Looking for more playlists to pump-up your workouts and races? Try…