I love having a beat to run to or lyrics to distract me when I think I just want to stop and do anything but run. One of my all time favorite running songs is Da Funk by Daft Punk. I don't normally listen to techno, but the beat is amazing to run to. I couldn't find the version I wanted on playlist.com, but I know you can find it on iTunes. It's the version from Daft Punk's Alive 2007 album. It's about 6 minutes long and since it's live there are people cheering in the background. I always feel like they are cheering me on while I'm running. Years ago I put Da Funk on repeat while running up the canyon in the middle of the night during the Ragnar Wasatch Back.
Here are some of my current favorite running songs: