It Keeps You Runnin’ – But Stay Safe Out There

Rik Denicke, ultramarathoner

Tracking down this collection of runners for their thoughts on when to use music in training and competition proved a reminder of the fine line between inspiration and distraction. From retired Olympians to national mile champions to state champs to steeplechasers, ultrarunners and race organizers, each finds a place for music of all genres. But each knows when to put it away to focus on the task at hand.

We could all use the guidance of these folks at the top of their games to improve our performance and our safety out there on the road.