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Are you reading on the run?
Many runners swear by audiobooks as motivation to exercise as well as a great way to multitask using both body and mind. Others say both reading enjoyment and pace suffer.
According to a recent survey by the Audio Publishers Association, an industry trade group, nearly one-quarter of all audiobook buyers reported listening while exercising. Sales of audiobooks jumped 13% last year, to $1.2 billion, said the study, released earlier this month. Downloads to mobile devices were up 30%, accounting for 54% of all sales.
Does reading on the run provide added benefit?
A lot of people multi-task, running and reading (actually listening to audio books) has consistently picked up through the years. With the advent of electronic devices that are light and packed with so much storage, it’s very rare to find runners without one.
“Such efficiency, though, can come at a price. While “reading” on the run can make exercise more entertaining, combining the two activities might hamper both physical performance and mental comprehension.
Some scientists are leaning into the idea that running and reading don’t necessarily mix well. “When you do two things at once there is always a cost,” says Daniel Willingham, a psychologist at the University of Virginia who researches the impact of multi-taking on the brain. Though the runner may not realize it consciously, his or her mind constantly switches back and forth between the two tasks—a ping-pong effect that might even be hazardous to a runner’s health”… Read the full article from Wall Street Journal…
Thinking of reading on the run? You may want to think twice before you gear up for the miles.
I gave up long time ago on my dog as a running buddy. She’s cute but does not do well in running…
I have found an article about dogs for long distance running and I made a video about it. By the way these breeds are capable of doing ten miles or longer. Here we go…
I will do the next video for the others….
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- dogs good for running long distances
Part of my marathon training includes a few Saturday 5k runs.
The main reason is to get a feel of how fast I can sustain a target running pace on a short distance. This will serve as a good measure and/or benchmark on how to train, continue to train and finally run the marathon later on. Plus, it is always good to know how I stack up against others in my age group.
With adrenaline going on race day, it’s a challenge running on pace. There’s something about the crowd and the ambiance that gets you excited unconsciously. It’s very easy to get out of pace and most often than not when this happens a runner gets out of sync and fatigue sets in quick…a situation you don’t want to be, specially in long distance running.
Saturday 5k Runs Are Marathon Success Indicators
I do long runs on weekends and on this particular Saturday morning I happen to pass by a starting area of a 5k run about to begin in Balboa park.
My curiosity kicked-in and wondered how I’ll do after a few months of not much running due to knee injury. So I decided to run the course and to my surprise I felt good and happy with my pace. I love it.
There’s no marathon training on my schedule to date but this Saturday’s 5k run got going once again. I know where I’m at in my recovery and I can’t complain about my pace either.