Posted: 05/06/2008 at 17:43
I always run with my iPod, for the following reasons:
1. The right playlist can help you to keep your pace where you want it to be.
2. Great music dispels the boredom of really long runs.
3. Headphones stop me from hearing people screaming 'Keep Going" during races, and from hearing the local scallies shouting 'run, Forest, run' and other witticisms when I'm training: both of which raise my heartrate far too high.
Long live the iPod!
BTW, best running song ever? Edge of Seventeen: Stevie Nicks. Try it, it works.