Advice wanted about training with Ipods
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?
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.
Got any shortbread?
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.
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?
You can 'mentally' sing to yourself while running, too. I do it all the time
One earpiece each, LB?
Jay, have a read of:
ipod shuffle 5th gen is what you require my friend.
Wilkie wrote (see)
You can 'mentally' sing to yourself while running, too. I do it all the time One earpiece each, LB?
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.
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.
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....
I don't use anything. I'm old school.
I'm surprised I run in shoes.
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