Best Running Tips Newsletter, Issue #010 --
Running with Music
November 7, 2008
Welcome to the Best Running Tips
More than a month has passed since the last Best Running Tips
Newsletter. In the last edition I was full of anticipation for the
Australian Football Grand Final.
to tell you now that my favourites, the Hawthorn Hawks, won the game
and can call themselves national champions for the next year! It was a
great game on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon with an incredible
On to the newsletter now. I have got some information about running
with music and a good running training question about what to do:
running faster or further? So please read on and pick up some running
============================================= NEW ON THE SITE :
I also answered quite a few questions about running training,
running injuries and the beginner running programs. Please feel free to
post your own questions to me. I am more than happy to help out!
Some questions and answers:
============================================= MUSIC IMPROVES PERFORMANCE :
Ever felt like that one great tune made you get through a tiring
running training session? Well, it probably did!
Dr. Costas Karageorghis of the English Brunel University has developed
a formula to estimate how much a certain tune will help you improve
Dr. Karageorghis has been studying the link between movement
and music for the past twenty years. Factors he reckons are important
The best music for moderate to intensive exercise
is music with 120 to 140 beats per minute.
This may be true for general exercise, for runners it is usually best
to run with music that matches to your steps. So depending on whether
you go for a long slower run or you do interval running, the type of
music that you'd play would be different, which makes sense as well.
============================================= RUNNING QUESTION :
Rhiannon posed an interesting question about what to do: running faster