My November Running Playlist + I Did It! #icandothis

I DID IT! Monday’s run was so great — I really tried to stay at a steady pace the whole 47 minutes and I ended up reaching — and exceeding — my goal distance of 4 miles! Wooo! I ran 4.12 miles! That definitely blows away my best time of 3.96! Tuesday night I was back to 3.86 — I was tired and a little sore but I’m not discouraged.


When I look at my beginning distances/times on my workout log, I know I am making progress and that is what matters! I’ll keep reaching 4 miles as my goal for a bit and when I’m doing it consistently for a week or two — I’ll move my goal up to 4.5. I would like to be able to run at 6.0 — the highest I’m comfortable with right now is 5.5 as my average pace speed. I do occasionally jump up to 5.8 for short bursts so I am working on upping that speed!

I’m going to credit part of my success on Monday to the new running playlist that I created on Spotify, for my November jogging sessions. (does that even make sense! running/jogging — how do you know when you’re running vs jogging?? I think I’m probably jogging  but that doesn’t sound as good as running!) I’ve got to have a good beat to run to and this list really gets me moving. I do need to add just one or two more songs, for variety and to get it over 47 minutes so I don’t have to listen to a repeat! It’s not bad though. I like to listen on shuffle so I’m not expecting the next song. Imelda May’s Mayhem and Tainted love are real pumpers, I just love her voice — Check it out!

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  1. 1

    Congrats on the milemarker! A good play list really can make a marked difference. I run way better if the music’s good (and peppy). :)

  2. 2

    You can tell whether I am running or jogging from my heavy breathing LOL. Jogging is real slow – like a walking pace, while running is faster. I don’t like either ;)

  3. 4

    Thanks for sharing your playlist and your motivation. Its a beautiful day here in BC, I need to get outside!

  4. 5

    I need a new playlist. Great job, by the way!

  5. 6

    Congrats! I was trying to get into running, but just managed to get stress fractures and other stress-related injury in 7 different bones. Oy!

    Hopefully, I will heal and get back into it one day.

    Keep up the good work.

  6. 7

    If I didnt have my music, I couldnt work out. Honestly I do not know how my husband can run without his headphones in.

  7. 9

    Wow! Great job!
    The right songs, with the right beat, will always keep me running strong.

  8. 10

    Way to go! I think your mileage plan is wise – I know too many people who have tried to increase their mileage too quickly and injured themselves. Slow and steady wins the race!

    • 11

      Thanks Julie! I don’t want an injury and I also don’t want to over do it and get discouraged. Setting small goals seems to be the best bet to keep myself going!

  9. 12

    A good playlist makes all the difference! I can’t wait to get back into trying to run after baby is here. I’ll need those Poise pads if I tried now.

  10. 14

    I love this playlist. Congrats on running so far. It always impresses me when I see someone run miles on end.

  11. 16

    You are doing great! Me, not so much. I’m a total wimp when it gets cold. Hubs & I are talking about joining a gym though. Definitely a good playlist too!

  12. 17

    You did it! That’s wonderful. Keep up the good work.

  13. 18
    Nicole Robinson @TheBookWormMama says

    Good on you Henrietta.

  14. 19

    I’m that girl that needs music to keep motivated! Keep up your workout lists; I’ve got to create some new ones! Mine are always much louder than the music I normally listed to but it helps me keep the beat! Congrats on running – I need to get back in the groove too!

  15. 20

    lol I am 5ft8 and I run an average of a 11 minute mile so be proud of the fact that you can go that far running, If you want to speed the running rate try interval training it will confuse the body and make for an effective burn (alternate with 1/8 to 1/16 of a mile walking and sprint the rest at around 8-9 mph. Throw that in at random for a 1/4 mile lap. I did and now I do 4 miles with about 75% of it uphill on a 1.5 to 2 degree slope for the extra cal burn. it works out to be about 605 ish cals for 42-44 mins on the treadmill.

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    Kurt Widderick says

    This playlist features some of the best running tracks available, perfect for a variety of runs. Whether you’re looking for a quick jog or an intense race, this playlist has you covered.

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