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I don't run with music.Do you run with music?Why or why not?
I sometimes runs with music and sometimes without. Early morning runs are typically silent, because I like the peace of the pre-6am day. Though when it's dark, it's for safety reasons. I'll also forgo music when running with friends. Sometimes, though, I love to just listen to really fast, booty-shakin' tunes. Especially during races or on those days when I'm not motivated to run.
I'm not against it, I just don't do it. Any more, I see more people running with music than without. Personally I'd be concerned with getting hit by a car that I may not hear. What really makes me scratch my head is when I see two people running together, each listening to music. Why bother running together?
I run with music when I'm on a treadmill, in daylight and in races. Fast music with a good beat really gets me pumped! As a previous writer stated, I do not run with music when its dark due to safety issues. I'll also often pause the music when coming upon intersections and in high traffic areas.
noRunning is my time for peace and quietand I like to be able to hear the cars I understand why people run with music though. I've thought about doing it for races because too many people carry on all sorts of conversations, many of which fall into the TMI category.
I don't run with music for a very specific reason: I was involved with marching bands (either performing or teaching) for the better part of 15 years of my life, and I can't resist the urge to stay in step with what I hear! Without music, I'm much more aware of my breathing, cadence, and environment ... and I just like the clear-headedness that comes with skipping the tunes altogether.
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