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I was advised to listen to audiobooks, as music can alter your rythm subconciously. So I have a few (at the moment, I'm listening to Alice in WOnderland). I also have some comedy but I'm thinking of ditching that. It's very hard to run when you're pissing yourself laughing at Jack Dee at the Apollo or I'm sorry I haven't a clue...
 

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steepler said:
Anyone run with an Ipod out there?
If so what do you listen to?
I have an iPod shuffle currently loaded up with Take That, Robbie Williams and loads of stuff downloaded from iTunes. I'll occasionally stick a radio4 podcast on there as well.

I've not heard of enduranceradio.com before, will have to give that a try.
 

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Greg - isn't it a good idea to alter your rhythm when running though - breaks the monotony and alters your pace a bit. I tend to listen to stuff like Bob Dylan and Van Morrison - maybe that explains why I run so slowly...
 

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I love my Ipod Shuffle - couldn't run without it. I find it's best to listen to quite aggressive music like The Prodigy or The Chemical Brothers. Have listened to slower stuff but it does break your rhythm and messes you up.
 

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I run with an iriver. I like listening to speech rather than music - so I use 'juice' to subscribe to free podcasts (Chris Moyles show, Nasa updates, various radio 4 downloads etc). I find keeping my brain engaged distracts it from what my lungs and legs are up to....
 

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juice is a bit of free podcast receiving software. haven't got a link but googling juice +podcast would find it. it has a bunch of podcast link directories already set up, which is how I came across the Nasa stuff - wouldn't otherwise have thought to have looked for it..
 

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I've tried running with music but never really got into the rhythm. I think the tempo of music I selected was a bit to varied. I was actually thinking about trying a speech-podcast in order to keep me up to date with the real world while putting some miles in.
 

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I used to run with my music all the time but don't so much now. When I do, I currently love Halestorm (Brilliant GaGa cover on there), Motley Crue and Skid Row/Def Leppard. I'm a Bon Jovi girl so throw some of that in too usually!
 

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Has to be old (1990's) mellow drum and bass for me. You can either run to the beats or the pads so it works for me. Its more about mood for me rather than tempo.
 

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Spurred on by this thread I've just downloaded my first ever audiobook! Something I've wanted to read for a long time I just keep forgetting. Right up my street so it is.

http://www.amazon.com/Im-Band-Confessions-Pamela-Barres/dp/1556525893

Love all the Sunset Strip music scene stories through the 60's, 70's and 80's :D Not sure whether to listen to it on a run though. I'm going out later but might stick to music as I'm only doing that at weekends! We'll see.
 
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