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deanscox Pro 107 posts since
Jan 3, 2012
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Mar 13, 2012 10:11 AM

1st 5K Music/Podcast Suggestions

I am running my first organized 5 k in 2 weeks and have been using Robert Ullrey's C25K podcast to train.  Unfortunately he does not offer a "first 5K" podcast.


I am guessing I need music paced to about 11 minutes a mile.  Any suggestions?

  • RunningInPGH Amateur 24 posts since
    Jun 16, 2010
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    1. Mar 13, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to deanscox)
    1st 5K Music/Podcast Suggestions

    Though I don't have any recommendations for music, I would recommend reviewing the race organizer's website for rules regarding headphones during the race.  This may be a small race so it may not be an issue.  But many of the races I have registered for "strongly discourage", if not ban, the use of headphones during the race.  They don't want people running in a large crowd unable to hear others coming up behind them or unable to hear instructions that are being given.


    So I would say check into that first in case you need to plan on running without a podcast.

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    3. Mar 13, 2012 9:42 PM (in response to deanscox)
    1st 5K Music/Podcast Suggestions

    I've done the Great Race of Agoura (their 10K) five times. Although the 5K course isn't quite as scenic as the 10K - it doesn't go through Old Agoura - it does go through some very nice residential areas. My personal opinion would be to just enjoy the race course and the race atmosphere, and leave the headphones at home.

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  • kris0511 Amateur 20 posts since
    Mar 10, 2012
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    4. Mar 14, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to crl8686)
    1st 5K Music/Podcast Suggestions

    I like to train to Stronger by Kelly Clarkson, I also have a lot of Christian music that I like. Skillet's Hero is a good one to get you pumped up before hand. My running club races discourage the use of headphone, but do allow them. I know the St. Jude marathons, did ban headphones, but they are allowed now. 

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