I just got done reading a post over at Complete Running Network about running a marathon wearing hardware. I don’t wear my iPod in a marathon because I like the whole racing zeitgeist with the roar of the crowd and all that but I did use it as a crutch in my last marathon when I was falling apart and needed a boost. I do wear my Garmin so I can upload the race results to Google Earth and look at it and think, wow – I ran all that way!
That is in stark contrast to this morning’s run which I took after swimming 2000 yards. Went out there wearing my HRM, my Garmin and my iPod. I really should have had an antennae sticking out of the top of my head to complete the outfit.
Ah gear, it can make a work out more interesting, can’t it? Your post tempts me to look into the Garmin again. I’ve been tempted to get the Forerunner 301.
good one.every running club i belong to is on a mad campaign to stomp out running with headphones. good luck to them.
I am using my ipod to get through a weight training workout this afternoon….sometimes you just gotta!
I just received the new Ipod Shuffle as a gift from hubby. Can’t wait to take that little beauty out for a spin. I love my Ipod, but, like you, I left her home during my first marathon. I loved the crowd’s energy. It really carried me onward.
So I’m not the only one out there like that??? I only listened to my MP3 in the marathon near the end when it got tougher.
I didn’t think the iPod was water proof. Does it still work?
Okay, how do you get so lucky swimming and then running outside??
I hardly ever run with my MP3 player, and only with my Garmin on some long runs. I enjoy the quiet to listen to my thoughts, hear the wind soughing through the trees and the wshhhh of car tires on wet road, and the calls of birds flying overhead. And of course, I LOVE the cheers from the crowd in a big race.