Step 1: Get yourself an iPod or similar and invest in a comfortable pair of headphones (there is nothing worse than having to faff around with a dodgy pair mid-run).
Step 2: Have a rough idea of how long you will be running for. You want to tailor the playlist to fit the natural arc of your run.
Step 3: Start with a song you LOVE - one that makes you happy. Then hopefully, within the first 30 seconds you will be thinking This is such a great song, I LOVE this song not focusing on the fact that you are running.
Step 4: When compiling your playlist keep in mind that some of the best running playlists are akin to guilty pleasures playlists. These songs need to keep you moving if Britney Spears, Girls Aloud, Ace of Base and N Sync do it for you, queue em up. Theres no shame in it! (A good motto all round where running is concerned its a sweaty, red-faced business)
Step 5: The middle section of your run will probably be the hardest. Youre feeling the burn but not yet on the home straight. Shouty, angry songs work well at this point. Jay Z, grunge and scorned lovers (ahem, Taylor Swift) should get you through.
Step 6: For the sprint finish something pacey with a driving beat is perfect. Then throw another happy tune on at the end to stretch out to.
TOP TIP: Change your playlist every couple of weeks, especially if you often run the same route. Monotony does not a motivated runner make. If you know which tree you pass when Beyonce tells you Jay-Zs love got her lookin so crazy right now, you need to mix it up.
Georgia's #ELLErun Playlist
Heartbeats by The Knife
Call me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Crazy in Love by Beyonce
We are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
99 problems Jay Z
Infinity Guitars by Sleigh Bells
Celebrity Skin by Hole
Some Nights by Fun
Dancing on My Own by Robyn
Give it Up by KC and the Sunshine Band