Inside the earbuds of … Colleen Lynch

Welcome to this week’s installment of Inside the Earbuds of… Music preference while working out is a personal one. Strong and speedy Colleen Lynch programs her perfect mix with a whole lot of indie rock paced for the cycle of her gym workout -- from warm-up to cool-down. Enjoy her playlist!

Colleen_nychalf3When I run I love to listen to the birds chirping, kids playing, or most common, other peoples' conversations! I use my workout playlist to get through strength training at the gym. If I can't hear the other people, they can't see me collapsing out of a plank, right?

My playlist starts with a warm-up section that is fun and feel good, then my mix builds to high intensity tunes. Nothing pumps me up like screaming lead ladies! As fatigue might settle in, I like to hear songs that are peppered with encouraging lyrics to keep me going. This part in my mix is also great for hill training on the treadmill too.

I finish out my playlist with a favorite guilty pleasure song. I can listen to that song on repeat while I get a nice long stretch in before I strut out of the gum. And yes, I know – what a hipster.

1. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 2. Bright Eyes - Another Travelin' Song 3. Fanfarlo - Harold T Wilkins 4. Tegan and Sara - Closer 5. Haim - Send Me Down 6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero 7. Oh Land - Sun Of A Gun 8. Lykke Li - Get Some 9. Le Tigre - Deceptacon 10. Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em 11. The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go 12. St. Vincent - Actor Out of Work 13. Jonsi - Go do 14. Yeasayer - Ambling Alp 15. MGMT - Kids 16. Asaf Avidan, Mojos - One Day / Reckoning Song 17. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead 18. Daft Punk - Get Lucky

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Jessica Bari