Posted: 05/06/2008 at 19:07
Some of my running buds and I were discussing this - the horrified looks from some purists who couldnt imagine piped music as they trotted round a course was highly entertaining. I have always run with music when Im alone and when I race. I actually choose and modify playlists to improve my performance. Killer hill coming up? Gimme some AC/DC! And running is my excuse for the dodgy dance tunes on my MP3 player. Put your hands up, anyone??? When I run with my club or my friends I leave the music at home, companionship and encouragement to hammer out one more mile is as motivational as "Gonna Fly Now". Lol. So, the moral of the story? What ever works for ya baby. As long as it aint ilegal or causes any one else problems, anything goes! As for the health and safety aspect? Just be a bit more aware of your surroundings! I was gobsmacked to hear NY (and others apparently) are now banning personal music players! Good grief. If anyone wants me I'llbe at a experimental government facility having a micro-MP5 player emplanted in my head.