Change of Pace

I always run with music (unless my headphones die part way through my run…) and lately I have been changing up my Pandora station for a change of pace and I found that some stations literally changed my pace.I typically run listening to Today’s Hits, which is mostly songs with a faster beat and high energy.  I switched it up to some country and contemporary Christian this spring which was great for listening, but terrible for my running.  I was dogging it!  My mile times increased consistently 15 seconds and I could not figure out why!  I felt in shape but I just couldn’t get my body to move faster.  This week I switched back to songs with a faster beat and like magic, my mile times went back to normal.  Lesson learned – running is just as much physical as it is mental!

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Megan Bennett Megan Bennett
I am 27 and live in Hudsonville with my husband and dog. We are very active people and love to be outdoors. Our favorite date night is to go mountain biking. I also enjoy running and playing volleyball.


  1. Lisa Lisa
    Posted May 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I completely agree! When a faster tempo song comes on when I’m running it gets me moving faster too. I like Pop Fitness Radio on Pandora.

  2. Doni Lenhart Doni Lenhart
    Posted May 31, 2017 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I have to be careful what I listen to when running, also. I find myself matching my pace to the tempo!! Spotify comes up with some fun running playlists that introduces me to new artists/songs that are all around the same tempo, ensuring I don’t lag behind :)

  3. Kristin P kporco
    Posted June 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Priority Health has a workout playlist on Pandora and it’s fantastic! Check it out.

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