The Best Running Playlists

The Best Running Playlists

Since the walk-man, runners have debated whether it is best to run with or without music – every runner must decide for themselves the best way to safety and productively go about their race preparations. For those who enjoy listening to music during a run, OS1st has created a few playlists to help.

7-minute mile training playlist
This playlist features 2 hours and 17 minutes of songs that feature about 180 beats per minute. At about 7 minutes per mile, this should last you about 19 miles before having to hit repeat. It features old and new tracks ranging from “No One” by Alicia Keys to “Last Resort” by Papa Roach. 

8-minute mile training playlist

This playlist features 2 hours of songs that feature about 170 beats per minute. At about 8 minutes per mile, this should last you about 15 miles before having to hit repeat. Some track highlights include “I’m still Standing” by Elton John, “Genesis” by Grimes, and “Savage Re-Mix” with Megan The Stallion and Beyoncé.

9-minute mile training playlist

This playlist features 2 hours and 10 minutes of songs that feature about 160 beats per minute. At about 9 minutes per mile, this should last you about 14.4 miles until you have to hit repeat. These slightly slower songs include “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio, L.V., “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz, and “We will Rock you” by Queen.

10-minute mile training playlist

This playlists features 2 hours and 4 minutes of 150 beats-per-minute songs that should last you about 12.4 miles until you hit repeat. These songs are a mix of crowd favorites including “We got the Beat” by The Go-Go’s, “Like a Girl” by Lizzo, and “When Doves Cry” by Prince.

Virtual Running Community

In times where the world feels divided and we endure isolation, OS1st seeks to build community through virtual running challenges. The community built around these virtual events can also enjoy community through music. The OS1st Spotify channel also features a growing list of crowd-sourced running songs from our Team OS1st athletes, and an open-to-contribute OS1st Community playlist where our community of athletes can add their own favorites.

Josh Higgins

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