Do you listen to music while jogging? One third of German endurance athletes answer this question with: Yes! According to a representative survey among 2,200 runners in Germany, approximately 35% like to be accompanied by music during training.
When it comes to running and music, there’s barely a difference between the sexes: 33.5% of men and 35.3% of women surveyed run with musical support. Most athletes who don’t run to their favourite beats want to focus more on their surroundings (almost 29%). Moreover, some feel disturbed by additional equipment like music player and headphones (23%).
The survey also reveals: The older the runners, the less they listen to music during training. While about 64% of the joggers between 14 and 19, and 59% of the athletes from 20 to 29 run with music, the number remarkably decreases with age: only 22% of the 50 to 59 year-old runners like to work out to music.
Many athletes like to listen to pop and rock music while running. The majority prefers pop songs (about 18%), followed by rock songs (about 12.5%). Far behind are Hip Hop / R’n’B (8%) as well as House and Electro music (both 4%). Metal and classic music are of no importance at all in the survey. Also far behind is the radio as an alternative to the own playlist (less than 4%).
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