Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:06
When I'm training alone, I need music to keep me going, but in races it's so different.
I wore headphones for the last 2 years, and never ended up using them.
If you ever find yourself struggling for motivation, just lift your hands and request a loud cheer - you won't need to try very hard. The crowd support rivals London for a lot of the course.
I couldn't agree more, and I see music as taking the place of spectators and atmosphere on a training run. However, I was under the impression that there will be a long stretch tomorrow with no if any spectators - am I wrong?
I'm not planning to wear headphones as I agree with what you said, but I have made a last minute decision to take them just in case I need a boost on the later, lonely part. I would never dream of wearing them for any other distance.
I ran edinburgh, and there was a long quiet part of the race when I now think music might have helped... I suppose I'll take them, plan not to use them and only plug in if in dire straits... not sure what to do now!