Effects of music interventions on emotional states and running performance
We found that runners who could identify motivating songs, that is songs that motivate them and suited their musical taste associated with positive emotional states and better performance.
We also found that if you believed that listening to music was effective, then following an intervention that involved listening to music linked to a more positive emotional state and better performance.
And so listening to music is a good intervention strategy provided you are prepared to invest some time to select a motivating play list, and are open to the possibility that selecting tracks and listening to music when running will be beneficial. Read more