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: 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 ( 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  or Composer of the Week or Love Bollywood or learn Welsh 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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