I was still a little worried that I'd get to mile ten or so and regret not having Katy Perry or Anthony Keidis blaring in my ears. But then I read the race packet and my mind was at ease. Because Baltimore is going to come alive for this race. There will be bands playing at every mile. There will be an expected 30,000 spectators at the start of the half, and countless more at the finish. I definitely don't want to miss the excitement of the crowd because I'm lost in any music.
We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly
enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running
headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow
runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and
spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help
get you to the ﬁnish line.
I think I'd much prefer that camaraderie and cheering at mile ten than Katy Perry or Anthony Keidis in my ears.
But I know some people swear by their music. My friend Hadley can't live without it. And a DC running blogger I read, Liz, had to go buy a new ipod the day before running the Chicago Marathon. Which I totally get, I'm just enjoying life without them these days. What about you- are you bound to your headphones or do you prefer to go au natural?