I’m trying something new this marathon training cycle, and so far I LOVE it!
Guess what it is?
I haven’t listened to music while working out since the beginning of June. I found that whenever I was doing a hard workout, like a long run or hill repeats, I relied on loud, fast music to get me through the workouts. I would crank up the volume and blast music in my ears as I pushed through another hill repeat or a 20-miler, and if my iPod ever ran out of battery it was pretty much the end of the world.
I decided that I no longer want to rely on music to get me through a workout or to push me to run my fastest. I want to push myself and find the motivation within myself.
I love this decision I’ve made. Honestly, I enjoy hearing the sound of my feet against the pavement or trails. I am more focused on my breathing. I find myself thinking about my running goals and life in general instead of getting sucked into the lyrics of a song.
If you’re thinking about forgoing the music while working out, I highly recommend it 🙂