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Switching Up Your Run

Lately I’ve been getting bored of just going on the same, medium-paced run on the bike path every day.  I was brainstorming ways to keep things more interesting, and came up with a fun idea for adding intervals into my runs.  I picked up the pace during the choruses of every song I listened to on my iPod, and slowed down when the chorus was over.  As it turns out, the chorus tends to come around much more frequently than I imagined.  I wanted to give Taylor Swift a death glare.  This workout was challenging but definitely kept the boredom away.  I recommend starting out by trying this with a two to three mile run if you’re a novice to intermediate runner, and then working your way up to six to eight miles in a few weeks if you’re feeling ambitious, adding on one mile each week.  Running with intervals is the best and most efficient way to burn fat and build muscle.  Happy running!


My playlist:


Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding) by Calvin Harris

I Love  It (feat. Charli XCX) by Icona Pop

Sweet Nothing (feat Florence and the Machine) by Calvin Harris

Wide Awake by Katy Perry

I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift

Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) by Macklemore

Don’t You Worry Child (feat. John Martin) by Swedish House Mafia

Danza Kuduro by Don Omar

Lights by Ellie Goulding

Bulletproof by La Roux

Diamonds by Ratatat and Kanye West

SOS by Rihanna

Va Va Voom by Nicki Minaj


Evelyn is the Editor-in-Chief of the Amherst branch of Her Campus. She was a features intern at Seventeen Magazine during the summer of 2011 and a features intern at Glamour Magazine during the summer of 2013. She is a French and English major in the class of 2014 at Amherst College. She is also on Amherst's varsity squash team. She is an aspiring travel writer/novelist, and loves running, ice cream, and Jane Austen.
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