Unless you are with a group of people and talking, a run can take longer to finish without distractions.  You can watch a movie while on a treadmill.  You can run to an amazing view and appreciate it.  Unfortunately, some runs are not with people or not in a place with many distractions.  Therefore, I turn to my music.   For me, these are (some of) my “go to” songs:

Track workouts:

  1. Gonna Fly Now – Rocky Soundtrack
  2. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  3. Only the Young – Journey
  4. All You Need is Now – Duran Duran
  5. C’mon C’mon – Def Leppard
  6. Burning Heart – Survivor
  7. Maniac – Michael Sembello
  8. Let’s Go – Def Leppard

Even Pacing:

  1. Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
  2. Boys of Summer – Don Henley
  3. Die Hard the Hunter – Def Leppard

These are just some of mine – what are yours?

What you still need to do is be careful – if you must listen to music on the streets, make the volume low so that you can hear cars and traffic.   It is better to stick to the paths if you are going to blast it.  Even then, you need to be aware of the other runners, bikers and animals.

Otherwise, Happy Running!

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Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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