2015 Workout Playlist
Here is my current running playlist that I have set up on iPhone and linked up to MapMyRun+:
"All I Do Is Win" - DJ Khaled (150 BPM)
"Gangsta's Paradise" - Coolio feat. L.V. (80 BPM)
"Break My Stride" - Matthew Wilder (110 BPM)
"Life Is a Highway" - Rascal Flatts (103 BPM)
"The Wacko Sleeps Tonight" - WPLJ
"Happy" - Pharrell Williams (160 BPM)
"Mambo No. 5" - Lou Bega (174 BPM)
"Bye, Bye, Bye" - NSYNC (173 BPM)
"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" - Meat Loaf (173 BPM)
"We Will Rock You" - Queen (162 BPM)
Many of the songs I selected have average about 160 BPM - perfect tempo for a 9 minute mile pace. If I keep at this pace, I should be able to finish a 5k at 28 minutes. The Boston's JP Morgan Corporate Challenge is actually 3.5 miles, so I should be easily target a finish time of 31:30.
To run a under 30 minute JP Morgan 5k Corporate Challenge I'll have to run a 8:34 pace. Which means that I'll have to target songs with 190 BPM. In my research, I discovered that it's better to start the tempo low and then slowly increase the BPM. Using a shuffle mode in MapMyRun+ isn't a good idea. I'll have to find some really good songs that are 190 BPM range.
If your looking for other BPM for songs that you have try, songbpm.com.