Some people enjoy running for the peace and quiet, while others would go insane without their iPod during their workout or race. If you fall into the pro-music side, you will most likely argue that music gives you the opportunity for a more entertaining and motivational run, depending on your taste of music. If you enjoy running with music or want to give it a try, here are a few tips to make for a better experience:
What You Listen to Matters
Classical music may not be the best music selection when running, unless this type of music really gets you excited and motivated. Most runners like more upbeat music, and there is even music produced specifically for running that holds a cadence which can help you to pace. What works for you may not work for someone else, so make sure to find the right music to inspire you.
Use an Arm Pod to Carry Your Music Player
Many people just carry their iPod while running, which is not only inconvenient but also unsafe as your device could easily slip from your hands and fall to its destruction. Arm Pod’s are inexpensive and will conveniently hold your iPod or phone in place on your arm so you don’t have to worry about it while running.
Use Earphones Made for Runners
Nothing is more annoying than your earphones falling out during a race as it takes your focus away from your goal. It is best to look at earphones made specifically for running so they help you to perform your best. Some running headphones are even cordless and connect to your music player via Bluetooth, freeing you up from annoying cords.
Be Safe and Respectful of Others
Nobody wants to hear your music as you are running by during a race, so make sure not to have it cranked up full blast. This is also important since you still want to be able to hear ambient noises while running outside, as well as paying close attention to your surroundings, to ensure you are safe.
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