New tool to help with running/walking: audio books

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Did not think of it on my own, but I love the idea. I have checked out an audio book from my local library & added it to my Blackberry. Look forward to starting it tomorrow. Should keep me from thinking about all the other things on my to do list... You know: laundry, dishes, change the cat litter, etc.

For starters I am only going to use it on the treadmill. I kind of zone out when in a good book, not sure that is a good idea being out in the real world if you know what I mean.

Last night I got in a good run, and it felt good all the way through. Did 30 minutes @ 4.6 mph, so 2.3 miles. Felt like I could have continued but I am cautious to not increase too much at once. In the near future I think I will try one longer run each week. Perhaps a 2 mi/2 mi/3 mi each week??? I need to get OUTSIDE. So far my best outside, without taking a break, is .5 miles. I really want to run the entire 2 mile fun run on Dec. 11th and I think that is a realistic goal...
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    It went well. I started out trying to listen without earbuds - that did not work. My treadmill is too noisy. So hunted down a pair (my kids have mostly destroyed all the earbuds I have ever owned, but my son had a decent pair I could borrow) and it worked just fine once I was plugged in. Got in a good run, matched what I did on Monday. Having the earbud wires dangling wasn't not an issue.

    Several people in the Rookie Running Group recommend a set of headphones from Sony that are made for active use - so I ordered a pair today. $13ish on, including shipping. Now I'm going to head over to my local running store and see if they have some. Would like to have 2 pair, I believe in backups. And its close enough - I can walk over for a little extra daily activity. :)
    3633 days ago
    I was wondering how the audio book worked for you. I have been thinking of trying that.
    3633 days ago
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