…turn it up!
I realize that by typing that quote I have dated myself as a child of the 80’s. I spent my childhood, and current adulthood, watching way too much television loaded with this great commercial.
With the extended duration of runs in this training plan, music is a necessity. While “big-time” marathons and the USTAF officially outlaw headphones and music, it is almost a requirement for ultrarunning.
As of this writing, the favorite song in our house is “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed. This is ironic coming from a 5-year-old that can’t be silent for more than 30 seconds. Coincidentally, this is a great running song is it starts slowly and builds to a dramatic ending. Great for that last half mile sprint!
While the last half-mile is important, the bulk of the run has to be filed with with something to numb the pain and dull the boredom. For tis task, I turn to podcasts. My listening tasks are eclectic so I enjoy listening to comedy, history and science. I divide my download between “A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan“, “Stuff You Should Know“, and “Freakonomics“.
I hope I have sparked something that may add to your listening pleasure.