Are there certain songs that immediately transport you back in time? Suddenly you are no longer in present day, but thrown back to your first date, a year of school, your wedding… Music has amazing power to remind you of previous times, to lift your mood, to push you harder. So today on Tuesdays on the Run we want to know: do you harness that power? Do you choose a motivational song for a goal race?
I love music. My mind becomes a slideshow of pictures when I hear different songs. But I very seldom use music to enhance my running. I know that it has helped on occasion (and hurt my runs a few times – Air Supply’s Lost in Love is NOT the song you want to hear at mile 16 of a 20 mile run LOL). Yes, my playlist is decidedly old school.
So, one would think I’d harness that and choose a powerful soundtrack to help me through the long training runs and races. Nope.
As much as I love music, I don’t run with it, even when I’m on the treadmill. I’ve even carried my iPod through an entire marathon and not bothered to put the earphones in my ears. At this point, I don’t even have music on my phone. I know. I’m weird.
But if I had to choose a song right now that I’m digging and always puts me in the mood to run…
Tell me about your use of music on the run. I’m sure your playlist is more modern than mine…
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