richardsimkiss said:I'd look for something with a bpm that matches your heart rate rather than your stride rate. If you start matching your cadence you're body will probably adapt it's stride to match the music which i'd have thought would make you run pretty unnaturally!
I never try to match my stride, I don't find it helps at all. In fact if something comes along that does match, I change my stride to avoid it. Mind you, that dosn't happen often with the music I have on my ipod. Predominantly Classical with a 70's & 80's thrown in. You'll be surprised how enjoyable a bit of Faure is on a long runTrinity said:no it doesn't really, I've got a lot of tracks on my Ipod, of all different beats and depending on what kind of run I'm doing I can match my stride to quite a few and still run naturally. It actually feels pretty good to run with the beat, keeps the pace and stride even
Totally agree - I have been working my way through my old trance mp3s on my ipod - they are perfect for getting into a decent rythmn...adder_noir said:A good bit of trance with a decent beat really helps me. Soothes the mind but at the same time is fast enough at times to keep me motivated and not become too relaxed