5 minutes with Ellie Goulding

Singer shares her running playlist


Even international popstars pound the pavements. Case in point, Ellie Goulding. One morning – aged 18 – Ellie Goulding just woke up and decided to start running, and she hasn't stopped since.

I’m way more confident when I’ve worked out…
I don’t really care if my weight fluctuates as long as I’m fit. You don’t need to be skinny to have confidence but you can put on the most beautiful dress and if you’re not feeling comfortable it won’t look beautiful. Right now my favourite designers are Alex Wang, Acne and Helmut Lang.
I try to fit running in to my crazy schedule…
It’s tough and there are some instances where I physically don’t have a second but I love running around different cities. I travel a lot but the only time I get to see stuff is when I go running and it’s a massive endorphin release!
I usually interval train…
I run pretty fast, then slow down to a walk, then start jogging… and repeat. It’s also my technique for getting through a long run. I don't put pressure on myself to go really fast, as long as I’m moving and running the majority I’m happy.
When I run I just focus on my technique…
And where and how far I’m going. Nothing else goes through my head. It’s great because most of the time I’m thinking about a million things at once.
My favourite summer song is…
Jolene by Dolly Parton. In fact I would actually argue it’s one of my favourite songs of all time.
Ellie’s Top Running Songs
Your Girl by Tourist
Genesis by Grimes
Stay by Henry Crinkle
Hypercaine by DJ Fresh
Please don’t Say you Love Me by Gabrielle Aplin


Listen to Ellie's playlist on Spotify

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