Music @ Work (By Work I Mean Running and By Work I Mean Training)

The best invention for runners was the Sony Walkman. I think I was about 5 when that first came out and I remember it was big. However, I imagine runners at that time were in seventh heaven. I am sure it was much better than running with a ghetto blaster on your shoulder.

Look at where we are today, almost 27 years have passed and now I run with a 40gb iPod that plays videos. Quite a leap we have made and I can’t wait to see where we go next.

I listen to a variety of things on my iPod. For example, yesterday during my long run I finished listening to an audio book called “Ugly Americans” by Ben Mezrich that documents a bunch of stock traders making it big in Japan. Sometimes I listen to hard rock like Black Label Society and other times I listen to Lucian Pavarotti – it all depends on my mood and what I need to perform at my best during that run.

What do you listen to when you run?