Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:22
As Faithsdaddy says, it seems to me music is often used by those who want to escape the fact they are performing the arduous chore of running. When I first started, I always listened to music because I thought I needed the distraction. Now that I know I actually like running, I feel no need. It's a nice opportunity to think about things and it can also be helpful to listen to your breathing.