Why is running to music so much easier?
I probably need to get myself a sports watch. It was the first day of actual running on the 10k plan and I had to run for five minutes then walk for three minutes, and so on. Trouble is, it's quite hard to time a few minutes on my normal watch (trendy one, no actual markings on it, so hard to see...especially on the move). So, instead, I decided to time it using tunes on my iPod instead. Run for two tunes, walk for one. It was all going OK until wretched Elbow song came on during the running bit - I thought it would never end!
Running with an iPod was actually a bit of a revelation last time I tried to get into running. Somehow, not hearing myself breathing like Darth Vadar means I'm not so aware of being out of breath, and I can keep running for longer. It also seems to help to run to the beat of the music. So, very geekily, I have actually devised a running playlist to help me through this training plan. My recommended running tunes thus far include: Kasabian - Underdog; Ting Tings - Great DJ; Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling; Gorrilaz - Dare; Lady Gaga - Just Dance; Blur - Song 2 (which is particularly good as also v short).
Anyone got any other recommendations for running tunes?
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