Recently, I discovered the joy of running to podcasts about…running! My favorite so far is Running With The Pack, which is a relatively informal podcast with two runners talking about all things running. I also love NPR’s This American Life because it helps me forget that my legs are sore or my lungs are aching and lets me become totally immersed in another story. Plus, the NPR announcers have the most soothing voices.
I love to run without music, to really connect with the road and my surroundings. But when I’m hurting or struggling, my focus goes directly to the run and how far I’ve gone and how many miles are left, etc. As for running with music…for some reason, it doesn’t always work for me, especially on long runs. I get bored with the music, partially because I know what’s coming next. One of my goals is to create a huge running playlist and set it to Shuffle during my run so I’m surprised by the song order.
What do you listen to when you run?