Posted by: stokiecat | January 20, 2014

Sounds on the Run – Janathon 2014 Day 20

So I have previously written about what tunes I listen to whilst running but whilst reading other Janathon blogs I came across this: http://juleslewis.tumblr.com/post/72709340820/janathon-day-8-something-to-listen-to-on-your-long She is one lucky lady getting to run around Helston but it also made me think that I had ever considered listening to other stuff, and to be honest I am getting a bit bored of tunes…

So I downloaded the Parkrun show podcast from the Marathon Talk website (http://www.marathontalk.com/) but it also got me thinking that it doesn’t have to be about running. So I also downloaded Chris Packham’s Desert Island Discs. I am currently car-less so I listened to the podcast on during my rail commute but it had finished by the time I got to Stafford. So I started my run with DID which at 34 minutes seemed just right for a 5km.

Today’s run was perfect. It was cold and frosty but beautifully sunny. I tried to capture how lovely it was this morning but the photo doesn’t really do the run justice. This is looking towards Stafford across the Prospect Road allotments.

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I took my mini-challenge of trying a new route and I  found a great place to do short hill reps.  Even passed a couple of guys who cheered me on up the hills “dig-in girl” 🙂

But most of all listening to a podcast is a brilliant idea! No pacing issues and something interesting to listen to. I can’t wait to try this on my next long run. I’m going to work my way through the desert island discs archive http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/did/all  or Composer of the Week http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/cotw/all or Love Bollywood http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/lovebolly/all or learn Welsh http://www.learnwelshnow.com/index.htm or or  OMG I’m going to have to run an ultra to find the time to listen to all this stuff! The internet is brilliant.

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