These 19 upbeat songs will help you clock your best 10km timing.
All geared up for your 10k run? Now all you need is a list of epic songs to accompany you kilometre after kilometre to clock your best run time. A study by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences found that music boosts exercise performance by 15 per cent. It’s not hard to see why: Listening to your favourite tunes enhances feelings of positivity and reduces negativity, such as pre-race jitters.
Music can be a great personal coach too. Songs with the right number of beats per minute (bpm) can be an awesome form of motivation. When the beats are in sync with your pace, your workout becomes more efficient.
Here’s how: Music regulates and improves the efficiency of your movement, thus reducing the oxygen required during exercise. Essentially, you’re exerting less energy when working out.
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Songs with a range of 150 to 170 bpm are great for 10km runs, as they help to regulate your cadence to 150 to 170 steps per minute. Research has shown that as your cadence increases, so does your running speed.
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Here are our favourite upbeat songs to move faster. Add them to your playlist and feel the difference when you run!
If the songs aren’t fast-paced enough for you, increase their bpm to match your strides here.