What do you listen to whilst running?

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10/01/2013 at 13:14

Not sure if there is already a thread on this, but just curious as to what people like to listen to whilst running and what motivates you?

My music taste is very eclectic generally and crosses many genres, but when running I love to stick on some trance and float away haha. Armin Van Buuren, Above and Beyond, Cosmic Gate etc, even better if you have a long hour mix from friends that DJ

10/01/2013 at 13:30

WIthin Tempatation, Nightwish, Delain, Ayreon and hopefully in the next week or so Fairyland.

10/01/2013 at 13:43

Interesting that the OP assumes music.

I like to listen to the peace and quiet and the rhythmic sounds of my feet and breathing as I bimble through the countryside. And to the birdsong, especially the cry of a Red Kite soaring overhead.

10/01/2013 at 13:48

I also listen to my breathing and my feet.

10/01/2013 at 13:49

Same as Muttley.  I don't listen to music while I'm running outside.

 

10/01/2013 at 13:57

very occasionally a podcast or other spoken word, but I can't be bothered with all the faff getting wired up and strapped on.

10/01/2013 at 14:09

+2 with Muttley & Wilks

(bar the Red Kite - not reached us yet)

10/01/2013 at 14:11

Interesting answers I used to not listen to music, but now I find it has the placebo effect of making me feel more motivated. It is very faffy getting the wires in the right place so they're not bouncing up and down hitting you in the face constantly!

10/01/2013 at 14:11

I prefer to run without music.

 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
10/01/2013 at 14:35

Sometimes run with music sometimes without, but I find I have to be very careful what I listen to as my pace tends to fall in line with the beat of the music!

10/01/2013 at 14:41

I occasionally whistle a tune, to check my breathing's still nice and easy. 

10/01/2013 at 14:58

depends.

on a short tempo run sometimes a little hip hop. or abba.

long runs I use audiobooks. moby dick at the moment.

but more often I open my ears to the sounds of nature. hobos puking, neds shouting abuse.

10/01/2013 at 15:07
Muttley wrote (see)

Interesting that the OP assumes music.

I like to listen to the peace and quiet and the rhythmic sounds of my feet and breathing as I bimble through the countryside. And to the birdsong, especially the cry of a Red Kite soaring overhead.

I'm with Muttley and the barking noise some mornings of muntjac deer

10/01/2013 at 16:17

I'd love to have Red Kite's to listen to - but something as mundane as a Robin can make a lovely tune. So no, I don't listen to music when out (walking in my case) - a nice bit of peace and quiet does me a treat!

10/01/2013 at 17:20

.. a wheezing noise.

10/01/2013 at 18:23

I love the sound of the outdoors.  Much less boring than music that I've heard a dozen times already that week.

10/01/2013 at 18:28

On longer runs I tend to listen to World Service radio, tuning in and out dependent on the view or the traffic. 

10/01/2013 at 19:11
I talk to the dog.
10/01/2013 at 19:14

I have just down loaded Ministry of Sound 90s Anthems and it is totally awesome!!  not a single naff song on the whole album!

10/01/2013 at 19:29

Mostly dance music but my shuffle has anything from Psy to Rolf Harris on it

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