Listen: The Best Runners’ Playlists on TIME’s Spotify

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Your iPod can help you run faster and longer. So, earlier this week, we asked music and exercise expert Dr. Costas Karageorghis, who’s worked with Olympic athletes to select the right workout music, for some expert tips on putting together the most motivating playlists for our running readers.

You can see all of Karageorghis’ pointers — such as how to choose tracks with energizing beats and inspiring lyrics — here. Or, check out TIME’s Spotify for four runners’ playlists we’ve already created for you, one by Karageorghis and three others curated by TIME staffers who are all training for half-marathons this fall.

(MORE: It’s Never Too Late to Start Running: Training for a Distance Run)

Listen to all of our Spotify playlists below, or download the Spotify app to your iPod:

Dr. Costas Karageorghis Playlist:

  • “Eye Of The Tiger,” Survivor
  • “Don’t Stop Me Now,” Queen
  • “Beat It,” Michael Jackson
  • “I Like To Move It,” Reel 2 Real ft The Mad Stuntman
  • “Push It,” Salt-N-Pepa
  • “Pump It,” Black Eyed Peas
  • “Born To Run,” Bruce Springsteen
  • “The Power,” Snap
  • “The Best,” Tina Turner
  • “Physical,” Olivia Newton-John

TIME International Senior Editor and Healthland contributor Bryan Walsh’s Playlist:

  • “Available,” The National
  • “Ready to Start,” Arcade Fire
  • “Dog Days Are Over,” Florence+the Machine
  • “All of the Lights,” Kanye West
  • “Glad Girls,” Guided By Voices
  • “We Used to Wait,” Arcade Fire
  • “Little Thoughts,” Bloc Party
  • “Too Dramatic,” Ra Ra Riot

LIFE.com Photo Editor Liz Ronk’s Playlist:

  • “40 Day Dream,” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • “Paper Planes,” M.I.A.
  • “No Regrets,” Aesop Rock
  • “I Can’t Turn You Loose,” Otis Redding
  • “Little Talks,” Of Monsters and Men
  • “Father’s Son,” Fistful of Mercy
  • “I Can Change,” LCD Soundsystem
  • “We Will Become Silhouettes,” The Postal Service

TIME Imaging Desk’s Liz Grover’s Playlist:

  • “Is Anybody Out There?” K’NAAN feat. Nelly Furtado
  • “Lights,” Ellie Goulding
  • “Wide Awake,” Katy Perry
  • “Payphone,” Maroon 5
  • “In For The Kill,” La Roux
  • “Where Have You Been,” Rihanna
  • “Starships,” Nicki Minaj
  • “Tongue Tied,” Grouplove
  • “I Can Talk,” Two Door Cinema Club

And don’t forget to come back for weekly updates and runners’ tips from our half-marathoners in training.

 

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