Music v podcasts

Music v podcasts

My daughter and I are training for 10k and as the distance is increasing so is our need for distraction, now normally we both listen to music, in my case I downloaded a 155bpm play list from Spotify which exactly matches my cadence, however it doesn't take our minds off the struggle. So last week I downloaded Humans motivational podcasts, they are 20-30 minute stories of people who've started running after massive trauma, paralysis, heart transplants etc I recommend Tin Man a story of a guy running with an electronic heart in his backpack! Both Beth and myself love the podcasts they really distract the mind from the pain

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  • Wow! That's very similar to what I just discovered on my run this evening....started listening to an audio book....I'm an avid reader and I've always steered clear of audio books so it was a pleasant surprise to find that I could run longer while enriching my mind! Great suggestion....will definitely try the human motivation podcasts and let you know how it goes!

  • I love a podcast and audiobooks, somehow they make the time go much faster than music for me, maybe its because you have to concentrate more to follow the thread.....

  • Can't be bothered with all that! Just run!๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I can't run to music ( for a number of reasons), have unsuccessfully tried listening to audiobooks ( I sometimes zone out and wake up to find that although I have listened to the last Chapter, I had not comprehended a word of it!! :) ) --- but , being a bit of a lover of human "history", I have found listening to podcasts about different times in History to be very good. Interesting enough to keep my attention - if I do zone out for a while, they are easy to get back into :)

    This weekend I listened to a 60 minute podcast about Joan "the Maid" and another about the wonderful super-woman Turia Pitt ( so beautiful, so intelligent with double Honours Degrees at age 23, so strong and so fortunate to have the man she has )

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