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Beats, Rhymes and Spikes with Andrew Wheating

April 11, 2015

Ever gone out for a casual run and listened to something you've regretted? You're not alone. Sub-3:52 Miler and two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating gives us his guide of what NOT to listen to while running.

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1. Stand Up Comedy
“I love listening to stand up comedy and one comedian I love in particular is named Brian Regan. He's one of those guys who cracks me up just simply by listening to his voice. He recently released a new stand up hour and I was so excited to listen to it, I put it on my iPod when out for a casual run along the Auckland Waterfront [in New Zealand]. Big mistake.

“I'm running along chuckling away and then I just start falling apart laughing. I had to stop to hold on to my breath. It is hard to laugh and breathe at the same time because you just end up keeling over. I can't imagine what I looked like, laughing hysterically as this couple jogged by.

“It happened a second time and I thought this can't continue or I'm going to fall to the ground, so I had to switch it to music. A warning: it is hard to laugh and focus on breathing at the same time when out on a run. It's like having a panic attack.”

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