I have no problems with runners wearing Ipods during a race, especially for anything over 10K. That’s a long time to be listening to your own footsteps.
The safety issue…. Really, can’t you manage to avoid colliding into something while listening to the Black Eyed Peas through headphones? I know they’re a talented group and all, but common. This is also the country that puts warnings on hot cups of coffee. Darwinism at it’s finest.
Until recently I would have panicked if you told me I couldn’t run with music, but I don’t wear my Ipod on runs with E, and I’ve gotten used to not having it. I fiddle with it too much while I’m running, and frankly, I’m getting sick of the tunes loaded on there.
They were strict about enforcing the no-Ipod rule at the half-marathon I ran in October, and I survived without it. Think I’ll go old-school and try it again this weekend.
Maybe I’ll come up with the next best invention since the Snuggie while I’m lost in my thoughts.
Breaking free from my hot pink ball and chain.