- If I were being chased by a bear, I wouldn't know. This is an obvious safety concern.
- Out of respect to other runners: if you're cut up by a shonky overtaking manoeuvre at a race, 91.7% of the time the offender will have earphones in. This statistic has been peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Anecdotal Running Evidence.
- If I'm listening to music, I'm totally oblivious as to whether I'm actually enjoying the run or simply enjoying screeching along to James Brown whilst I happen to also be running.
- Getting all the gadgets ready for a run was becoming like preparing for a space mission
- The race that dare not be named won't let me use one
- Following reason 5, Aunty Chrissie says, "The best way of improving your capacity to endure boredom is to endure boredom."
- My iPod may or may not have gurgled to a inconvenient halt in the middle of Run DMC, whilst enduring an intervals session in the recent monsoon season.
- The notion that "other people can't hear me fart if I can't hear it" turns out to be false.
Saturday, 26 May 2012
iScream for ice cream
It used to be that I couldn't go running without my iPod and my first marathon play list recruited 5 hours of motivational tunes, replayed in the same order on every long run up to and including the race (aside from the obvious insanity of this, quite what made me think starting a well-paced marathon with Prince's "Let's go crazy" is anyone's guess). Over the past year or so, I've been trying to reduce this auditory dependency and, having cut down the fixes dramatically, I've recently been going cold disco turkey in both races and training. Here's are just some of my reasons why:
shamelessly rehash put a seasonal twist on a recent theme and allow me to rethink my fueling strategy in this clement weather: