Running Playlist: Classic Rock Edition

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In honor of Throwback Thursday and the pursuit of good music that moves us, these classic rock tracks were hand picked for your running pleasure.

Here are a few of our favorites from our Classic Rock Running Playlist. For your rocking pleasure, check out our complete compilation, give it a listen on your next run, and follow our playlist below on Spotify.

Renegade – Styx

The beginning of this classic might have you fooled, but just wait for it… because once that beat starts, you’ll be running like a renegade from the law.

“Oh Mama, I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
Law men has put an end to my running and I’m so far from my home”

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 10.43.23 AMStraight On – Heart

This hit from Heart speaks to your running goals. You’ve been training, you’re stronger now, and you’re running straight on to that goal.

“Comin’ straight on for you, you made my mind
Now I’m stronger, now I’m comin’ through, straight on, straight on for you”

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 10.43.47 AMDon’t Look Back – Boston

Running is all about moving forward, literally and figuratively. So don’t look back.

“Don’t look back, a new day is breakin’, it’s been too long since I felt this way
I don’t mind where I get taken, the road is callin’, today is the day”

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 10.47.03 AMSubdivisions – Rush

Sometimes we run for that escape, to get away from the monotony that may cloud our days.

“Any escape might help to smooth the unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth”

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 10.47.57 AMYou’ve Got Another Thing Comin‘ – Judas Priest

This song is built to your blood pumping and your feet just begging you to run.

“If you think I’ll sit around as the world goes by, you’re thinkin’ like a fool ’cause it’s a case of do or die

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 8.54.14 AMKashmir – Led Zeppelin

The imagery formed by the lyrics and the steady, driving beat is sure to help you keep the pace.

“All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground, and my eyes fill with sand,
as I scan this wasted land, trying to find, trying to find where I’ve been”

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 10.24.12 AMLegs – ZZ Top

When you’re a runner, every day is leg day. And boy, do they look good. I’m just sayin’.

“She’s got legs, she knows how to use them” (for running, duh!)

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 11.06.35 AMSlow Ride – Foghat

For those times when you need to remember to slow your pace down just a bit.

“Oooooh…
Slow ride, take it easy”

Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 10.46.04 AMKick it Out – Heart

Another one from Heart, I know. But if this song doesn’t speak to that final kick, I don’t know what does.

“Kick out your motor and drive
While you’re still alive – kick it out!”

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