So I’m curious if people on this forum tend to wear headphones/earbuds while they run? I do if I’m on a greenway but usually dont on trails. My thought process is that, since I’m slow, I’ll need to hear if someone behind me needs to pass (getting stuck behind the oblivious runner is a pet peeve of mine), and the earbuds would drown that out. On greenways, there’s usually enough room. But a single track trail can get clogged really easily.
I’ve also heard people say that they want to know what their breathing sounds like and other cues about performance that get washed out with music/earbuds.