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3092 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2009 11:22 AM by Active Toby RSS
Active Toby Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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Mar 5, 2009 12:45 PM

Whats up with Podcasts for running?

I'm totally new to this concept and could use some info. What do you looking for in a podcast? What makes for a good podcast for working out/running? Is it music, voiceover, both? Like I said, I'm a beginner with this stuff so any suggestions are welcome. Thanks for your help!





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  • crl8686 Legend 1,293 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    1. Mar 6, 2009 8:46 PM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Whats up with Podcasts for running?

    Depends a lot on your personal taste. I'm a bit of a sports junkie so I like the popular ESPN podcasts, namely Around the Horn and PTI; also the AP's "Inside Baseball". I listen to them more for crosstraining than running; for running I usually prefer music since it takes less mental focus.





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  • gr8ful_4grace Rookie 7 posts since
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    2. Apr 10, 2009 6:48 AM (in response to crl8686)
    Re: Whats up with Podcasts for running?

    As a rookie runner, I'm interested in a running podcast with music to help me moderate pace by the beats per minute.  I also like a little encouraging voice over thrown in there at the end or middle to tell me how good I'm doing. 





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  • kevpugh Pro 72 posts since
    Jan 15, 2008
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    3. Apr 11, 2009 9:50 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Whats up with Podcasts for running?

    It all depends on your personal taste...but I like Podcasts that are well-produced. For example, "Phiddipidations", by Steve Runner, is one of my favorites. He's a total geek, by his own proclamation, and that's part of what makes his podcast entertaining. But, he's also a former DJ, so it's edited extremely well, and he manages to make it not just entertaining, but also informative and inspiring. I listen to this during some of my long runs, because I don't really care if I'm not paying much attention to the podcast for some stretches of being really attuned to my body...but I also like being able to do some dissociative running "breaks" along the way...and podcasts are perfect for me when I want that.





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  • RobSiragusa Amateur 12 posts since
    Sep 28, 2008
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    4. Apr 30, 2009 8:13 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Whats up with Podcasts for running?

    the only thing with podcasts while running is that you might snap out of a trance to discover you haven't heard a word that was said in the last 10 minutes! this happens to me sometimes. it does take some effort to pay attention. if you could train your brain to listen, this would take your mind off running and help to pass the time.





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  • RobSiragusa Amateur 12 posts since
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    6. May 4, 2009 6:49 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Whats up with Podcasts for running?

     

    for the cutie in the SUV I might not care if I miss a few minutes of a podcast! haha

     

     





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