Runner's World is surprised by classical music

Try My Classical Music Running Playlist

The last Runner’s World issue was dedicated to music. Among the many articles on its (tremendous!) importance was a small feature detailing what music the magazine’s subscribers tend to jam to most often on their runs. The editors expressed their surprise by how often Beethoven was cited as a driving force. Me? Not even! People talk about growing up in a Beatles or a Stones family. I grew up in a Classical Music Only family. If my mom was in the car, we listened to classical music. With my dad we occasionally listened to some classic rock, but he...

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In Which Jenn Plays Fast & Loose With Running Shoe Sizes

I’ve been a loyal user of the Brooks Ravenna running shoe model for around eight years now, but I like to sprinkle in other models into my routine just to give it a try. For a brief period I was running in Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10s, which I liked a lot, but when Nike released the 11s I fell out of love. Still, the Vomeros have hovered in the back of my mind – those 10s just fit so beautifully. Sometimes I wonder – what about the newer versions? Would they feel good again? They’re on the 14s now,...

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In Which Jenn Has A Mothereffin’ Mantra

I stayed at my parents’ home in NC when I ran the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. Naturally, for the long weekend away I brought along some Runner’s World magazines. For theming, of course! Post-race and oh, so well-deserved shower, I plunked myself down on the bed and flipped through an issue. I hit upon an article about the importance of having a mental plan in place for a race. Having just run a marathon, I was nodding along – I firmly believe that the only difference between a marathon finisher and non-finisher is that when the finisher hit the wall, they kept on...

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