Motivational Music Lyrics When Running


I have previously written about the types of music i listen to and how some of those tracks relate to running pace. I find the lyrics are just as motivational as the backing music a lot of the time. It’s great when you’ve got a kilometer to go and that great track comes on that can give you a boost to finish of that run. I have gone through some of the tracks i listen to and pulled out the lyrics that stick in my head when running. I hope you like what i post here and let me know what your motivational running tracks are.

Godsized – Walking Away

” Never again will we be beaten down, we’ll take everything you’ve got and turn it round “

Metallica – Broken, Beat And Scarred

” You rise, you fall, you’re down and rise again. What don’t kill ya make ya more strong. Rise, fall down ‘n’ rise again “

Deftones – Headup 

” Think of this as the sun and the mind as a tool, but we could bounce back from this one with attitude, will and some spirit “

Brand New Sin – Black And Blue

” I know you don’t believe it, damnation’s almost through. I’ve almost lost what’s all me, we’ve battled hard, we’re black and blue “

Iron Maiden – The Age Of Innocence

” So we only get one chance, can we take it and we only get one life can’t exchange it. Can we hold on to what we have, don’t replace it “

Disturbed – Indestructible

” My motivation an oath i’ve sworn to defend. To win the honour of coming back home again. No explanation will matter after we begin. Unlock the dark destroyer that’s buried within. My true vocation and now my unfortunate friend you will discover a war you’re unable to win “

Ozzy Osbourne – Fearless

” I’d rather die on my feet than live a life on my knees. I am warrior, i feel it, no pain, no mercy, no weakness “

Last but not least you can’t be mentioning motivational lyrics without  including the main one everyone knows!!!

Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

Run to the hills, run for your lives! “

Let me know what you think and what your favourite tracks or lyrics are, thanks.

Running Music Pace/BPM

Like most people i’m always putting together playlists to run to. The thing is i usually bung a load of tracks on the mp3 player that i like but don’t pay much notice of the BPM and how this could help my pace. So i started to look around the net and listen to my own tracks to see what pace benefits i may be able to get from putting together a more selective list of tracks. It actually takes a bit of practice running to the pace of a track, some tracks can sound quite slow but you double up your steps to get the correct pace. Where as other songs have a very quick BPM and it’s easier to drop into the pace. The following is an idea of what sort of track matches the pace per mile you’re after…enjoy!!

6.48 minute per mile

7.00 minute per mile.

7.12 minute per mile

7.36 minute per mile

7.48 minute per mile

8.00 minute per mile

8.18 minute per mile