With the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2013 coming soon this November, previous year’s participants as well as new are gearing up for the great marathon. Will you be participating too? If you are planning to do so, don’t forget to bring your mini music player along to accompany your run!
Music can help you go further
A study conducted at John Moores University has found out that when the tempo was slowed, the heart rate and mileage of athletes was reduced. While faster tempo allowed the athletes to race to a greater distance and they enjoyed the music more. Though participants thought the run was much harder at the more upbeat tempo, researchers found out those participants accepted or even preferred the greater level of difficulty.
However, the music selected on the playlist comes in various genres that might help or hinder a run. If slow genre music such as jazz music was selected, a slow, relaxing run will take place. Uptempo or upbeat tunes with motivating lyrics that trigger positive emotions should naturally, make the individual feel great, and thus will motivate runners to push forward. Songs such as “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey is one of the many motivating songs.
Choosing the right headphone
Before you sprint to the store, it is important to know that the headphone you choose is important. Sure, you can use the headset given along with the purchase of your new Samsung or iPhone, but the long wiring will most likely cause undesirable entanglement. A portable headphone specifically made for running such as the one displayed [here] will allow you to run without even have to worry that the wires will be unplug half-way through running.
In short, the music in your playlist must have upbeat tempo. Also, remember to choose portable headphones that are specifically made for runners. You can check out the portable headphone here: