running under the BigSky
my first ipod was purchased roughly a year ago- I think I may have been the last person to own one??? but I have to admit it's nice when I'm running or working out at the gym, I'll run w/o it occasionally, but prefer running w/ it
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”
I started to listen to Podcasts on my long road runs toward the end of my training for a marathon. My problem is that I live in Florida and I, uh - hm, sweat a lot. Kids call me the freak of nature. I killed two Ipod shuffles in one week! Luckily the Apple store took pity on me and replaced them (probably because I straight out admitted that my sweat was probably the issue). They really need to add bluetooth to those things.
GoRunDad- When I lived in Naples, I was burning through iPods at an alarming rate. You're lucky because they don't usually replace them when that happens.
Faster Than Your Couch!
warden, you are not the last one. I don't officially own one yet, but I have been playing with the thought of using DD's second i-pod (which she got from a "Secret Santa" last Christmas, but has never used yet) on very long or tough runs. Haven't used it yet, though, because I'd have to figure out how to work those electronics, and that seems just too hard for an engineer...
I think the music might pep you up when you're almost done.
But still, just unthinkable - we know there's just ONE RIGHT WAY to be on the trails, and that does not involve any music devices or other entertainment, like cameras, Garmins, flow meters,...
Run for fun.
There are waterproof i-pods around, but they are very expensive.
I usually put all electronics in a ziplock bag on my runs - you never know when a shower is going to pour down, or how much you're going to sweat.
BTW, car keys with electronics in them are vulnerable to humidity, too!
I paid big money for the Lifetouch waterproof Iphone case. For the Sweat mentioned earlier...
Follower of Forrest
+1...but worth it for peace of mind...I actually got mine used for about $35 through an Amazon vendor.
6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi
A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man
Le professeur de trail
What's an ipod???
The incarnation of peacefulness and patience