How? I hate it
I don't do it, but I prefer to hear the birds, etc., when I'm running outside.
I used in ear headphones that have adjustable sizes and an iPod armband type thingy that I can tuck all the wire into. Frankly, the routes I run have no interesting scenery, rarely any fellow runners to say hello or chat to and the weather is usually pretty pants. Running with music is a bit of a survival method for me, bit extra motivation.
Each to their own though, some sunny days are pleasant without tunes on.
Mind and check for cars and bikes though!!
I'm with Wilkie! I can also hear the cars on the narrow lanes!
I used to like running to music, but I have read too many articles warning women against doing this so I have been trying without. Also the wire used to get on my nerves and the ear buds kept falling out. I think I'm a little faster without music, or it could be that I'm just getting faster anyway.
I take an orchestra on bicycles. I find it's the best way, though obviously if I'm on a trail or more restictive path, then I take a chamber quartet on unicycles.
Nothing like getting them to belt out the theme from "Chariots of Fire" as I plod along the promenade by the sea. Very uplifting.
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