My last two posts were music reviews, one about Nora Jones Come Away With Me. The other review was about “Art LaBoe’s Killer Oldies.”
These are not songs I would consider workout music, but there has been a lot spoken lately about the “Power Songs” of runners and other athletes, especially in regards to the Ipod and other musical devices.
Even on the Nike website, they list the top ”Power Songs” for eight different athletes.
They’ve listed Paul Rodriguez, Michael Vick, Lance Armstrong, Tom Brady, Vince Carter, Steve Nash, Freddie Adu, and Dontrelle Willis. Their sports vary from skateboarding, to bicycling, football, and soccer. Each one of them have their power songs they listen to while engaged in activity.
Lance Armstrong says, “I listen to music when I run most of the time and having something in my ear with music you like, music that motivates you makes an hour run feel like thirty minutes.”
I would consider something more like disco music or aerobic dance music with a fast beat more as music to run by. Anyway, all this talk about music made me get out my old walkman and start listening to music while I’m training. I found out that I don’t really like to listen to music while I run. I prefer to listen to the dogs barking, birds chirping, wind in the trees, children laughing, and cars passing by.
I’m wondering how everyone else feels about this. Am I the only one who prefers to run without music? What are the power songs of people who are not celebrities and people who are not trying to promote a product?
Would love to hear how others feel about running with music???