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05-02-2005, 09:01 AM
Hi, I am new here and wanted to gather some information for myself and my husband. We are seriously considering running our 1st Marathon after completing our first half this past Feb.
We decided to do it up big and what better place but Disney.
Our question for now is do they really care if you were headphones? I know our last race had the same rule but it was not an issue. Just a rule for your safety, but not enforced.
We could not imagine 4/5 hours with out them.
05-02-2005, 09:51 AM
I can't specifically answer your question, but I found that even though I trained with headphones I really didn't need them for the race. There were so many people cheering you on that you didn't need the music to keep you going.
Besides, even though my radio was really small, I wouldn't want to carry it for 26 miles. By the end, even my extra packets of Gu felt really heavy!
05-02-2005, 03:05 PM
I'd say no. You need to be able to hear what's around you.
On the bike path near my home, I really get concerned about people running or riding with headphones. They can't hear what's approaching them from behind and might easily be startled. They are also less observant and therefore more vunerable to attack.
05-02-2005, 04:05 PM
Like you, I run, walk, jog...whatever it is that I am doing ;) while listening to music. In fact, I can't imagine doing it without - I've tried, it makes it very difficult for me. I'm doing my first 5K at the end of May - I'll be doing it with both my brothers, my Mother and a cousin. Those people, coupled with the fact that I figure I'll only be out there 30-40 min. - I ought to be able to do it. Now - the 1/2 marathon, which I am signed up for NEXT Jan....I've been wondering all along how I'll make out with that and without my music. Evidently several "runners" frown upon it. I'm new to all this running and jogging and races and stuff...there is a real air of "real runners" vs. us "non-runners" in some of the boards (mostly running-related boards) I've been visiting. It's in sharp contrast to a few books I've read by and for beginning runners - how everyone is friendly and welcoming. I don't know - I'm not always seeing it. We'll see what it's like at the 5 K on the 28th.
Anywho...I would like to wear my headphones as well. Seems everytime I make a go of it without them I spend my time looking at my feet and not paying to close attention to what is going on around me.