We all have a playlist of music that we listen to when we are out running.
I am no exception.
My music tastes change. What I like now I may not like in 6 months time. But that’s the beauty of a playlist, you can add and delete music to suit your tastes.
I use to delete my playlists after a few months, or when I got sick of the songs. Why? I have no idea.
Now I just keep them, and if I get sick or bored with it, I just archive it and bring it out a later date.
The other day I ran with a playlist from 2014, there were so many songs on there that I hadn’t heard in ages, and I still loved most of what I put on that playlist.
I use iTunes and Apple Music to create and share my custom playlists.
Run This 2017 Playlist
Music isn’t suited for all runs though. Depending on what type of run I do, will determine what I put on.
On my long runs, I will usually start listening to an audiobook or a podcast. I will then switch to music in the last 30 minutes to give me a change of pace.
Depends on my mood, usually a podcast, or music mix like Rock my Run.
Speedwork / Tempo / Hill Sprints
If I’m working hard, and bringing the heart rate up then music is my go to. I’ve tried listening to audiobooks and podcasts but I find I can’t concentrate on what they are saying because of my effort.
What are you listening to at the moment?