With Race the Tide looming in September training has kicked off in the ARUK office. We’re quite a sporty bunch and you’ll often see a few of us in the gym sweating it out before an event. This week we asked a few of the staff what music they use to power them through a workout session.
Share your favourite workout songs below, and check out the Race the Tide training plan.
Who? Alex, Fundraising Operations
Track? Evil by Interpol
Why? It’s shouty, immediate and faintly upsetting, which is generally how I feel about running for more than 5km.
Who? Vicky, Corporate Partnerships
Track? Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne
Why? I need something loud to distract me and keep me going. This track is just catchy enough that I can’t focus on how long I have left!
Who? Jade, Corporate Partnerships
Track? Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show
Why? Because it’s one of my all-time favourite songs. It reminds me of restless freedom, and an amazing trip the States. I know you’re supposed to choose your sports songs based on tempo but I don’t care; the songs I love make me happy and that keeps me going!
Who? Carla, Research
Track? Happy by Pharrell Williams
Why? My favourite form of exercise is dancing so any song that I can imagine busting out some moves to takes my mind off the hard work of my training run and makes me smile.
Who? Yozzie, Corporate Partnerships
Track? Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters
Why? Because it’s a classic 90s dance track that never gets old. It has a great beat and is extremely catchy, perfect to keep me going when I’m starting to lose momentum!
Who? Catherine, Science Communications
Track? Over the Love, by Florence and The Machine, or almost any song off of the Great Gatsby soundtrack.
Why? I love to end my training to this – the song builds in the perfect way for me to be able to up the tempo and finish in a sprint. I also can’t help but get totally lost in the song and don’t care who can see or hear me singing it to my heart’s content.
There’s always one…
Who? James, Fundraising Operations
Why? Not at all interesting, but I don’t listen to music when I exercise. I prefer to get into my own rhythm and find it really calming and relaxing.