Lady Southpaw Running Music – Running Rocks!

Welcome to Lady Southpaw Running Music and Performance. The Lady Southpaw band makes music to run to. Why make music especially for running you ask? That’s easy, because running rocks! A great run and a good soundtrack go together like peanut butter and jelly. Our muse is the marathon and Marathoners Rocking New York is a concept album about the NYC Marathon that you can run to. Read more about the philosophies behind making running music in this website and regular event updates, race reports, insights on good running songs, playlists, workouts with music, and runner perspective album reviews on the Running Rocks Blog.

Please try some free running music downloads at Lady Southpaw on ReverbNation.

The Lady Southpaw Band playing Fontana's 12/5/11

The sound is influenced by ladies and bands who rock like Patti Smith, Joni Mitchel, Nina Simone, P.J. Harvey, Liz Phair, Blondie, The Pretenders, Portishead, Metric, The Dead Weather, and Florence + the Machine. The idea is to make female fronted punky-folky rock with thoughtful lyrics to move you forward.

The performance element of Lady Southpaw Running Music and Performance refers both to enhancing a runner’s performance as well as live performances at running related and other events.

The “Songs For Running” EP can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and Spotify and easily added to the workout playlists on your iPod or mp3 player.

Hella Sound Premium Running Music exclusively released a stride interval workout featuring Lady Southpaw on lyrics and vocals, Jonathan Jones doing the instrumental and coaching by Jeff Kline of PRS FIT. It is called “Strides: Choose to Run” and can be downloaded from Hella Sound Premium Running Music.

Marathoners Rocking New York is a guitar driven concept album that you can run to! It is now available on iTunes.


All songs are written at an optimal bpm for running cadence. This tempo helps encourage a quick efficient stride that will minimize impact on joints. Read more about it and find 300+ 180 bpm running songs here. Also check out some of our featured running playlists.