Posted: Yesterday at 14:07
Dear Dr Nick
I would like to do a marathon one day but think I must have an ear injury that will prevent me from achieving my dream. When I go for long runs my ears seem to be defective as they like listening to the sounds around them; like birds, the wind, water, even the pitter patter of my feet.
I've read it's essential to be able to do a marathon that you need to like listening to music while you run - particularly drum and bass.
My ears hate listening to music while I run and detest drum and bass whether I am running or not.
Should I just say goodbye to my marathon dreams or can you cure my ears of this dreadful ailment?
Well I have to say this is simply not true, music if a wonderful thing but so is running, so try running with your Ipod plugged into your ears but actually turned off, it may work for you.