Having graduated this week went for first run without Laura. My pace has always been slow so tried music to help. The not very aptly named Ramones' "I wanna be sedated" really helped with a doable quicker pace. What do my fellow runners recommend? (BTW really does get those endorphins going though ! )
Best running Music to increase pace? - Couch to 5K
I went on line and googled songs at 16-180 bpm . You will get a big list and then I found trial and error. You think some will work cause you like them but even within this range I have found some too slow and others too fast. My running song list is all over the place from Elle goulding burn, to footloose, adam and the ants and metalical. Hope this helps XXX
It's worth giving the 5k+ podcasts a go - they're a good transition to speeding up a bit. After a while of mixing those with runs to my own music I bought some interval podcasts online and found those really helpful. Interval runs of doing shorter faster bits, definitely make a difference. And because they tend to be shorter overall it stops you just trying to run for longer and longer which can start feeling like a bit of a grind. And give some runs with other people a go - for charity, or a free weekly park run. Knowing how fast you are over a given distance in a timed run will give you something to aim for over the next few months.
I have started on the 5k+ podcasts, did the stepping stones one on Thursday and found the music great to run to. Unfortunately I lost Laura with 5 mins to go and was running along counting 1,2,3,4 to myself!! Will try the speed one tomorrow.