I’ll open this review by saying that I’ve always had problems finding earphones (especially earbuds) that stay put while I’m running. In fact, for many years, I had been relegated to over-the-ear models because I simply couldn’t find a model that would comfortably stay in place. It didn’t matter what size earpiece I fitted to the buds – they were coming out one or two miles into a run.
Many runners won’t hit the road without their headphones on, with a specially-chosen playlist for running. For them, it’s an essential part of their gear. That said, others dismiss running music as a “crutch” that shouldn’t be used. “Enjoy the scenery,” they say. “Be part of the community” instead of isolating yourself behind noise-cancelling earbuds. Continue reading “Does music really help distance runners?”