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December 23, 2011

Things I Like #1 – An App That Matches Music to My Pace

(This post represents the first of what I intend to be an ongoing series of Things I Like. Along with learning to run, I am discovering all sorts of new things that make my experience better. Hopefully some of them will be fun for you too.)

I have been trying to find things that make my running more fun. Ok, in truth it might be more accurate to say that I have been looking for things that appropriately distract me. Two things, music and audiobooks, are definitely good and make the run seem to go faster if I can get engaged enough.

Without music life would be a mistake – Nietzsche

As I have been running with music, I have definitely noticed (I am sure this must be something that all experienced runners just know, but no one told me), that my pace is impacted by the music I listen to. As I looked into this more, I found several pre-set play lists online that were “paced” – 9-minute mile, 10-minute mile, etc. I tried a few, but found that most still lost my interest since they were not the kind of music I like.

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