Question: Do you listen to music when you work out? When you race? What are you top ten favorite songs to get pumped up to?
I used to listen to music every time I ran outside, but I stopped last summer. When I looked up the info for my first half marathon I saw that headphones were not allowed and the course was open to traffic, so I stopped running with my music. The surprising part is that I started enjoying my outdoor runs even more. When I'm on the treadmill I watch TV because music doesn't cut it.
I have run a few times this spring with music, but it was more for my mental well being than to help my running. I tend to work through everything going on in life while I'm running and I needed a break from all my thinking - music helps. I don't have a top 10. My favorite songs are all country and there aren't a lot of country songs that are fast enough to help keep a good cadence.