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Music Runners Beware!

I don’t know what you should beware of–I might have meant be “aware” when I wrote the headline to this post.  Seemed like a good headline though, so I left it.  Sorry to disappoint.

I no longer run with music so it’s possible that my subconscious mind wants to taunt those of you able to multitask while running.  I found listening to music distracting and complex–cords and ear buds competed with my need for contemplation.  And these days tempo runs and track training take too much concentration for me to even consider dealing with an iPod.  So no music.

Haruki Murakami writes about the music that keeps him company on the road in his semi-memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.  I wrote a review of that book here.  I neglected to mention his love of music and that the Lovin’ Spoonful kept him company on the road.  Well, nobody’s perfect Haruki.

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