Ipods - Advice wanted

Advice wanted about training with Ipods

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26/01/2011 at 11:47

I have decided to try for the Edinburgh marathon this year  - one of these things that I have always wanted to do and I figure that I am not getting any younger.

I am starting the serious training this week. I have two friends who are running coaches who are going to help me with training  / motivation.

One thing I do need is music, I need a soundtrack for my training.

I am thinking of buying a Ipod from Tesco Direct.

Anybody got any reasons why I should not? Will it be ok for running? Exercise wont damage it will it? Any particular model better than others?

26/01/2011 at 11:54

You don't need music.  It seems you have managed without until now?

Don't forget that the use of iPods and MP3s during the race itself is banned, so you'll have to manage without then.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
26/01/2011 at 11:56

*gets Pringles*

Coffee, Wilkie?

26/01/2011 at 11:58

Ta, LB!

Got any shortbread?

LIVERBIRD    pirate
26/01/2011 at 11:59
No - but I have an iPod we can listen to.
26/01/2011 at 12:02
Anybody got any reasons why I should not?

Yep, Tesco direct are crap.
26/01/2011 at 12:03

I had an iPod, and I bought the Nike+ thingy to go with it. Had it about 2 months when it died one day while I was doing a half marathon. Took it back to the store and they sent it off for repair.

 Came back saying that it was water damaged so not covered by the warranty. Who could have predicted that sweat would be a by product of exercise?

Apple - Marketing overpriced shit as an aid to exercise when it can be damaged by sweat.

26/01/2011 at 12:03

I have to admit to cheating a bit with running.

I combine playing football with running. When we do distance running their is a group of us and a coach who has seen to many Rocky films doing his best to encourage us in his own unique way.

 Also train with the territorials. I have very seldom ran on my own. When I swim distances I usually 'mentally' sing to myself counting down lengths.

 I take that there is no way i can disguise it as a hearing aid during the race?

26/01/2011 at 12:11

You can 'mentally' sing to yourself while running, too.   I do it all the time

One earpiece each, LB?

26/01/2011 at 12:13
26/01/2011 at 12:19
I use Nike+ when running. It's ace. It's not for anyone else to tell you whether you need music to run to. I do, and anyone that says otherwise can, frankly, sod off. I don't want to listen to the sound of the countryside. I don't want to chat with people while I'm running. I don't block other people. I don't get caught up in traffic.

@Liverbird - pass the Pringles 'round.
26/01/2011 at 12:26

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/546612/gallery/canofworms.jpeg?width=182&height=276&mode=max


ipod shuffle 5th gen is what you require my friend.

26/01/2011 at 12:28
Wilkie wrote (see)

You can 'mentally' sing to yourself while running, too.   I do it all the time

One earpiece each, LB?

The voices..no.. not the voices again...arrrhhhggggg.
26/01/2011 at 12:32
Intermanaut wrote (see)
I use Nike+ when running. It's ace. It's not for anyone else to tell you whether you need music to run to. I do, and anyone that says otherwise can, frankly, sod off. I don't want to listen to the sound of the countryside. I don't want to chat with people while I'm running. I don't block other people. I don't get caught up in traffic. @Liverbird - pass the Pringles 'round.
Homage to the apple.....omm.....omm....
WiB
26/01/2011 at 14:53

Get the one used in the duracell advert... have you seen how fast it makes that bloke run?!!

I dont use one myself in training or races, but I would suggest maybe not splashing out on expensive apple stuff as what happens if it rains when you are out training/racing? gets sweat damaged? drop it whilst out training? drop it during the marathon (you wont be getting that back in one peice I dont think!). Maybe worth a cheaper MP3 player and invest a little bit more in comfortable earphones? Just a thought. Good luck in your marathon.

WiB

WiB
26/01/2011 at 16:10
I wouldnt be without my Iphone or Nano whilst out training, would never use in a race though. As for water/sweat proofing I put mine in a food bag before it goes into my pocket, never had a problem yet.
26/01/2011 at 16:24

Had all kinds of problems with my Ipod Touch and Nike+ setup. Now using my smartphone (HTC Wildfire) which tracks my runs via GPS while listening to music through it. The phone is small and light and sits nicely in an armband....

LIVERBIRD    pirate
26/01/2011 at 19:53

I don't use anything. I'm old school.

I'm surprised I run in shoes.

27/01/2011 at 13:25
Wilkie wrote (see)

You can 'mentally' sing to yourself while running, too.   I do it all the time

I call it Mind FM
27/01/2011 at 23:54
I have never once ever listened to music when running. Does this mean I am not doing it properly?

Worried of Cardiff.
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