Punch me. I remember hearing rumors about not being allowed to have headphones or music during triathlons. During a sprint you don’t have time to catch your breath, much less think about music. For the Augusta 1/2 Ironman relay, I will have to run my relay portion of 13.1 miles in silence.
Read the fine print of the race rules- unlucky #13:
13. HEADSETS OR HEADPHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING ANY PORTION OF THE EVENT.
USAT regulations to wear headphones, IPODS or anything that inhibits your ability to hear during any part of the triathlon. You will be disqualified.
Hi, have you met me? I love, live, for music. There is no way I can memorize the entire Eminem album in time. I know the running purists out there are laughing at me, but dayum this girl needs a little music to musc-le through. When you’re biking you don’t have time to think about music because you’re worried about the 900 other things that could go wrong. On the run, it’s feet, pavement, heavy breathing, the runner next to you breathing hard, the runner next to you running with heavy feet, etc. Blerg. Total fail.
I will now have to seriously train to run without music. Do you think if I just start talking to the fellow racers they will engage in conversation? I mean, I need something to take my mind off the music.
Me to Meghan (who is doing the full 1/2 Ironman, no relay): You nervous at all about the no headphones?
(loaded question to the serious athlete)
Meghan: Nah, all three marathons I couldn’t use them. I think you’ll actually be surprised. It’s kind of nice just zoning out and listening to the crowd.
Me: OMG, I’m sorry my jaw just hit the floor. Dear wonder woman: you suck
Meghan: I hear the run course has tons of spectators
Me: It better have a DJ.
Meghan: I’ll sing to you.
Me: I’d rather not have any music then.
What about you? If you could only have 3 songs on your playlist, what would they be?