If you run with headphones, you can find the tracks that are the best for your running pace and cadence on Jog.fm. If you input your running pace or cadence (steps per minute), Jog.fm produces a playlist of songs that match the rhythm of your running.
In a study published in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Physiology, listening to music while exercising on a treadmill increased endurance by up to 15% and increased the participants’ enjoyment of their workout.
Many experts agree that that a cadence of 180 steps per minute is ideal for runners. Maintaining this cadence can help to improve your running form and efficiency and prevent overstriding.
While you can count your steps, use a foot pod, or use a clip-on metronome to make sure that you are running at the right cadence, listening a playlist that is tuned to 180 beats per minute is a lot more enjoyable. Jog.fm also provides music for walking and cycling.
Have you tried Jog.fm or a similar service? What’s on your playlist? Tell me in the comments.