I don’t listen to music while I run.
I never have, so it’s not a habit I’ve developed. And I prefer to focus on my running, and on my surroundings, whether it’s enjoying nature, the neighborhood I’m running in, or talking with friends.
But I see a lot of people running with their iPods. And I sometimes wonder if music would help me get through those last few miles of a marathon.
This weekend’s Illinois Marathon allows the use of headphones. If you’re running this weekend and you’ll be listening to music, tell me what’s on your playlist and how you chose it.
Here’s a link to playlist suggestions from Runner’s World.