Headphones in or out? If in, what music gets you the most pumped up for running?
This makes me so sad because I last used my Ipod 2 weeks ago and now I cannot find it ANYWHERE! I am so good with it, always putting it in 1 of 3 places if it is not with me. But alas, it has disappeared.
So I guess that answers the question of whether I listen to music. I love rocking to music during races especially, and when I am wearing them while training, I try to avoid busy roads, or have one out at a time. I also try to turn my music down or take one out when I pass people just because, as crappy as it is, being a girl (or anyone really) you need to be aware of your surroundings.
Sometimes, though it can be very relaxing about running without headphones. Some of my best runs have been when I don’t have music, so it is a nice change of pace.
I don’t have a particular genre that gets me pumped for running. Some days I need something super upbeat but other days I need something mellow to keep me happy and focused on my pace. “Strawberry Swing” by Coldplay is probably my all time favorite chill song to run to 🙂