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A long time ago I talked to Josh McAdams who is also a runner about using a mp3 mediaplayer while running. I normally listed to music. He apparently listens to podcasts.
I was amazed.
But yesterday I thought I would give it a shot so I made a playlist consisting of podcasts with technical content. The selection of podcasts where all nicely subdivided into chapters, which is quite nice when listening, but this did not quite work out as expected while running.
After having listened for 20-25 minutes, the first podcast was over - it started over. The topic was quite interesting, but still, I wanted to move on to the next podcast in line, but it just skipped between the chapters and it kept going in circles.
I have to investigate whether I need to do some reconfiguration of my iPod nano, perpaps the repeat flag is enabled or something of the sort, but I guess this experimenting should be done while not running. My legs felt quite good, but my finishing time due to the time lost on dealing with technical issues. In the end I selected a music play list and continued...