What's your Power Song?

Today I decided to try to use my own music to run, as well as using my Nike+ to give me some idea of distance and time. Nike+ also as a Power Song option, so that you can turn it on whenever you need an extra boost. I used mine at the 28 minute and it really did the trick. Did 5.22k in 30 minutes!!!!!!!!!! So my Power Song is Phil Collins, Two Hearts. What's yours? Would be fun to make a list of everyone's and try them out.


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  • I think it would have to be "Running Free" Iron Maiden but in all honesty its ages since I ran to music.

  • Think I've said it before, Mary, but what a great time! I think I need a Power Song - are you sure it's just music and not some electrical device to encourage greater speed? :)

  • Oona, what do you mean? Like a cattle prod! Might work! But no, it's just a song.

  • Mine is Elvis Costello's What's So Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding. It always gets me up the last hill on my route.

  • That's just so difficult - so many great songs out there. One of the things I'm looking forward to completing the programme is making my own playlists. Think I'd go for something dance/electronic, maybe "Watch the sun come up" by Example or pretty much anything by Plan B. Or how about something old school like Queen's "Don't stop me now"?

  • Thank you, Pinkhat and cazvs. Will look them up on iTunes. Any more suggestions out there?

  • It's a bit old and deinitely a corny suggestion, but try Lindisfarne's "Run For Home" ?? Seriously, it's good!

  • This is great! Keep them coming!

  • There's lots of good tunes which motivate me for different reasons (dance-y, kicka$$ rocknroll, etc.) but one that I've always found very powerful is 'I Run For Life", by Melissa Etheridge, written after she survived breast cancer.

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