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What do you listen to?

I'm nearing the end of the C25K programme and was wondering what you folks listen to when running? I love running to music, but find it difficult to know where to start when it comes to compiling music to listen to whilst running.

What do you use/listen to when running?

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I've heard good things about Audiofuel :) I've not yet graduated but I'm planning on downloading and listening to them when I do. Hope you find something you like!

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So far, just upbeat music I like (that others probably wouldn't) - lots of jools holland plus pet shop boys, beautiful south etc. but im thinking about trying a podcast such as lermode & mayo. I just need distraction!

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Birds, traffic, my breathing, my feet slapping the pavement, things like that.

I would listen to an audio book but every time a car goes past I can't hear it and when there's wind in my face or behind me that causes interference with the sound and again I can't hear. It's ok listening to music and missing bits but with a book not so good.

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I treated myself to an album of music for running when I graduated. Audiofuel is great. I also like listening to BBC podcasts - the time flies by. The Friday Night Comedy download (ie the Now Show or the News Quiz), BBC Ouch. Last night I was listening to Clare Balding's Ramblings and then Gardeners' Question Time.

I am also quite partial to nothing - bar the wind in the trees and the birds (not keen on the breathing, feet slapping - although a splash or a squelch is fun)

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I usually run to dance mixes. A good source is soundcloud for current/fresh stuff.

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Stuck with the podcasts so far.

Week 9 seems more bearable musically than the previous podcasts.

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I used the FitRadio website to compile a playlist of tracks I already have which are at the right sort of bpm for me. At the moment though I've gone back to using either w9 or the C25k+ podcasts. I've occasionally run without music - once it felt great, and the other couple of times it was hard work.

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Stuck with the podcasts so far.

Week 9 seems more bearable musically than the previous podcasts.

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There can only be one music for any work out - Eye of the tiger :D

At the moment still stuck with Laura and her music but hopefully that will change soon enough.

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Generally house music, either compliations or podcasts that are free on iTunes, but if I've downloaded a new album then that. Also I have a few audiofuel so that for intervals or steady pace runs.

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Spotify "Blissed Out" set to 160 steps/min (configurable)

Not sure if you have to subscribe to access it, but they have sets of running playlists that can be played at different speeds to match your pace.

You can find it in the app if you go to Browse > Genres & Moods > Running > Running Originals > Blissed Out

I listen using Damson Audio Headbones Bone Conduction Wireless Bluetooth Headphones so I can still hear animals/traffic when I'm listening. I got them shortly after running into a herd of cows when wearing in-ear. :)

Spotify playlist: goo.gl/QVDkDv

Damson Headbones: goo.gl/EKW5Sy

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