Anyone who has ran, attended a class, set foot in a gym, or watched an excercise video knows that music has a direct effect on your performance. The fact that Dr. Costas sought out to put a % of how much that it can help is surprising to say the least. That he came up with a number of 15% as the amount it can help your performance is amazing. I’ve long known that a carefully composed playlist can do wonders for your tempo and/or motivation during a run. I happen to enjoy when a high paced song kicks in just as I’m hitting the wall. Gives me that mental pick me up to start kicking harder. Music can also give you a good idea how much time has past without stopping to look at the numbers. Apparently music has less effect the more elite of an athlete that you become. I run because I enjoy it. I run to get that zone out moment when you feel like you wont be stopping any time soon. At that very moment, when your headphones are pumping in your personal theme music and you are high off the endorphins of running and hypnotized by those same tunes. That’s what I run for. If becoming more elite means I loose that feeling, then forget about it. I’ll keep my music and settle for pretty damn good.
~M.Worthy [ @soularpowered]
Leave it up to a tech site to figure out the perfect playlist not based on your taste but tempo They site elite runners as taking 180 steps per minute. Knowing that number with the right consistent playlist you can match your steps to the beat. Sounds like this would take some getting used to. But this is not unlike running in a group when you run a line singing cadence. Same principle. Sounds like its worth a try.
This is definintely on the bucket-list of runs that I’d like to travel to. What’s not to like. Running in a shut-down theme park and pretty cool medals?
What’s not to like?
This isn’t for the faint of heart. Running straight up the mountain and trying not to wipe out, get lost or injured on the way down. Not a true marathon in that it isn’t 26.2 miles long. It’s the 3022 ft elevation climb that will get you. Seward is about 3 hours drive from Anchorage, Alaska. I’ve been to seward many times but never attempted this traditionally 4th of July race.
Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon in Disneyland and California Adventure Park
[Travel 2 Compete]
a stunning pink lake in Senegal, Africa, located to the North of the Cap Vert peninsula.
The lake is obviously named for its bright pink waters, which are caused by the algae Dunaliella salina. The colour appears to be more vivid during the dry season, and as well as being pink, the lake also has a high salinity, similar to that of the Dead Sea, which allows people to float with little effort.
Freaking Amazing. How would you like to Take a run around this lake and then float with ease to cool off. Sounds like one hell of a day to me.
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This may be TMI but one of the biggest challenges I faced when traveling to England had nothing to do with the currency, the types of food, or what to do. It was trying to stay hydrated when you are used to drinking lots of water and NOT knowing where the next bathroom is gonna be!