I use One Good Earbud. It combines both stereo channels into a single bud so you have one ear open while training outside, but still get all the sound quality
I would rather run with earbuds. It is important to buy a pair that includes different sizes of rubber earpieces so they they fit snugly in the canal.
I tape the cord to the inside of my running cap and leave as little as possible cord dangling outside by my ears (the cord goes up the back of my neck and then under the hat. This has several advantages. Besides minimizing the amount of cord you have to deal with, it helps keep the buds in your ears. If one does manage to fall out, it is a simple matter to put it back in since it will be dangling right by the ear. It also helps cut down on the noise you can sometimes experience as the loose cord bangs around on your body.
If you do not wear a cap when running but wear a headband, you can accomplish the same thing by taping the cord to the inside of your headband.
"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate." - John Bingham
C25K Graduation Run - 6/6/10 - 38:18
Crimestoppers 5K - 8/1/10 - 33:15
Goldfish Grab 5K - 8/13/10 - 31:51
Demolay 5K - 10/16/10 - 29:39! (broke 10mm)
Black Cat 5 Mile - 10/23/10 - 50:32
Turn Back The Clock 10K - 11/07/2010 - 1:05:22 (first 10K!)
Turkey Trot 5K - 11/25/10 - 32:58
Santa Run 10K Relay - 12/18/10 - 1:01:34 / my leg: 30:13:57
Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run - 12/24/10 - 29:16:34
Run For the Heroes 10K - 1/1/11 - 1:05:13
Geoduck Gallop 10K - 1/30/11 - 59:27:47 (Personal Best)
Titlow Park Mud Run 5K - 3/30/11 - 30:38:00
Sound to Narrows 12K - 06/11/11 - 1:20:35
City Blast 10K- 07/04//11 - 1:03:11
Enumclaw Street Fair 5K - 07/23/2011 - 28:39:11
Tacoma Narrows 1/2 Marathon - 08/06/11 - 2:28:01 (first 1/2 Marathon!)
Parkland Race or Pace 5K - 09/03/11 - 28:11:59 (Personal best)
Run Wild 8K at Northwest Trek - 10/08/11 - 50:13 (Personal best)
Black Cat 5 Mile - 10/22/11 - 50:23
Turn Back The Clock 10K - 11/06/11 - 1:00:28
Lynch Creek 5K - 4/07/2012 - 32:38:60
I have some cheap Phillips wrap arounds that I use. They are water resistant so sweat doesn't affect them. However the actual silicone cushion is not very comfortable and the angle is not adjustable so it is hard to get them to fit right. I just looked at the one good earbud and think I will try those. Also they have a budlock that loocks promising.
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