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Music or not.

Gingeral57 profile image

Up early today because of the heat and when I drove to the Park realised no headphones so I ran for the first time without music, wasn’t as bad as I thought but found it harder to get into a rhythm without my running playlist. That said record 5k so something must be right. Do people prefer music/podcast or just silence.

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AlMorr profile image

I mix my runs around regarding music or no music, I won't have any music at park run, other runs I have the radio, Spotify and sometimes my metromone steps per minute app to keep my running steady,

Gingeral57 profile image
Gingeral57Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Metromone steps sounds interesting must check that out.

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Gingeral57

The app is 'Metromone Beats' you can set the number of beat/steps a minute from 1 to 300, for us runners 150 to 175 beats a minute is comfortable.

When I was experimenting around with it I set my first 5K run at 150 beats a minute and "ran" a 5K in 52 minutes, two days before I walked that same route without the app in 48 minutes.

Three days later I set the app at 168 beats a minute and ran that same course in 33.55, however, my PB on that course is 32.23 which I ran without the metronome app.

Buddy34 profile image

Well done you and yes I always have music , then again I've never even tried without. Maybe try one day to see if I like it or not 😚

annamarieh profile image

I listen to podcasts

Oldfloss profile image

I like my music..but also love running nekkie:) This morning...the birds.. the sea and my feet gently covering the kilometres :)

Generally I like music. But there's a little part of my new route which I feel a bit vulnerable going through, so I take my ear phones off for that. One of my friends has never run with music at all and loves it. I think I like the distraction!

Vintage61 profile image

Ran for first time today without and not a fan. Aware of pace and breathing but not in a good way lol. Going back to toons on Sunday. 👍🏻

Tasha99 profile image

Need music always unless I’m at club. Can’t stand the sound of my breathing and like something to focus on.

Papillon17 profile image

Always have music whenever running it’s the only time other than journeys to work that I get to hear my music.

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