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So, yesterday I went for a 10k. I've noticed this before, but they are more apparent with longer runs than with shorter. At some point in my running, it's as if my brains shuts down for a while, my focus isn't on anything at all, I reach a state where I suddenly get reminded that I'm outside running yet my mind wanders somewhere else. My body is on autopilot, and I am of course conscious, but I'm not really "there". Sort of a meditative state. It's a wild moment.

 

Is this what they call runner's high? I asked my colleague at work and he thought so but he hadn't experienced it himself so he couldn't say for sure.

 

I have to be careful with my running, I don't want to end up chasing the dragon here.

 

My GF says that running is a form of meditation in itself. Not sure how, exactly.

 

Do you listen to music when you run?

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My GF says that running is a form of meditation in itself. Not sure how, exactly.

 

Do you listen to music when you run?

I do. Usually to slower paced music to set me in a slow mood, if I go for a longer run. Trap is good for that. Reggae as well. Those shorter runs where I try breaking my own record I listen to faster EDM like hardstyle.

 

Yeah, I can see why she would say that. I always feel so much better during a run, and weirdly enough, the day after as well.

 

I don't know, I'm starting to love it more and more, and I'm still just a newborn in the running world.

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It sounds like you are entering a flow state... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

So, yesterday I went for a 10k. I've noticed this before, but they are more apparent with longer runs than with shorter. At some point in my running, it's as if my brains shuts down for a while, my focus isn't on anything at all, I reach a state where I suddenly get reminded that I'm outside running yet my mind wanders somewhere else. My body is on autopilot, and I am of course conscious, but I'm not really "there". Sort of a meditative state. It's a wild moment.

Is this what they call runner's high? I asked my colleague at work and he thought so but he hadn't experienced it himself so he couldn't say for sure.

I have to be careful with my running, I don't want to end up chasing the dragon here.

Congrats - that is indeed runners high. You must be getting into good shape, as it's a nice side effect of it. I used to love getting into that zone......
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Used to love? Is that a foreshadowing of to not overdo it?


So after my job interview today, i went to jaben and tried jh5, jh7 and roxanne demos, also a final audio xcc or smth, an ety hf5 and the th900. Highlight of the trip? Th900 is my Rave Cannon 9000DX.
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Jack White is insane.

I mean, who plugs a grade school record player into a McIntosh and B&W system?

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I thought this was an interesting tidbit...

 

I was at the Audio Technica Australia office and we were discussing the M50X's inclusion of a shorter portable style straight cable which didn't have an in-line microphone. My contact at AT (who was fine with me repeating this) said that in discussions with the Japanese team it turns out that in Japan, AT's headphones without inline mics outsell their models with mics by serveral factors to one. The opposite situation exists in Australia. The Japanese team suggested the reason for this was that in Japan it is considered rude to talk on a cellphone in trains and restaurants etc.

 

This leads to an interesting situation where the Japanese domestic market was heading in a completely different direction from the international market. Firstly, can anyone confirm this idea? And secondly can anyone else think of other similar situations where cultural differences have an impact on headphone buying behaviour?

 

inb4 comments about gangstas buying Beats

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@ a_recording, this is true of Japanese culture, including how loud one speaks in public. You hit the nail on the head Olympic style! Will be interesting to learn of other cultural diffs impacting headphone purchases.


Edited by Silent One - 5/7/14 at 5:49pm
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This leads to an interesting situation where the Japanese domestic market was heading in a completely different direction from the international market. Firstly, can anyone confirm this idea? And secondly can anyone else think of other similar situations where cultural differences have an impact on headphone buying behaviour?

 

Never been in Australia or Japan, but I observed people on the subway in Seoul would usually text rather than talk. I think the guiding principle is that you should avoid having to shout to be heard. Out of consideration for the people around you, but also maybe to keep the person on the other side of the call from being yelled at. That's also considered rude.

 

Cell network coverage was consistently good underground when I visited, so people weren't doing this out of concern over dropped calls.

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

So, yesterday I went for a 10k. I've noticed this before, but they are more apparent with longer runs than with shorter. At some point in my running, it's as if my brains shuts down for a while, my focus isn't on anything at all, I reach a state where I suddenly get reminded that I'm outside running yet my mind wanders somewhere else. My body is on autopilot, and I am of course conscious, but I'm not really "there". Sort of a meditative state. It's a wild moment.

 

Is this what they call runner's high? I asked my colleague at work and he thought so but he hadn't experienced it himself so he couldn't say for sure.

 

I have to be careful with my running, I don't want to end up chasing the dragon here.

Unless you look around and realize you're in Norway I really wouldn't worry to much about it. I say enjoy the state for what it is, relaxing. Just be sure not to jog into the path of an oncoming car, bus or train and you'll be good.

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Congrats - that is indeed runners high. You must be getting into good shape, as it's a nice side effect of it. I used to love getting into that zone......

Thanks, yeah, I like the feeling when it happens, although it kind of scared me at first. I run close to a road, so not ideal to lose your focus (where I live I have no trails to run, only bike roads, pavements and trailless tidbits of forest).

 

Tonight I'm shooting for a 10k again. Hopefully with a HRM strapped to my chest. I went ahead and ordered a Polar H7 .. I guess it's part of this "getting to know your body and limitations" thing that's been going on lately.

 

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Unless you look around and realize you're in Norway I really wouldn't worry to much about it. I say enjoy the state for what it is, relaxing. Just be sure not to jog into the path of an oncoming car, bus or train and you'll be good.

 

LOL, yeah, that's true. I guess I meant I don't want my runs to be about chasing that high (or getting addicted to it) rather than just enjoy running. But that last paragraph was written in jest and tongue in cheek.

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I thought this was an interesting tidbit...

 

I was at the Audio Technica Australia office and we were discussing the M50X's inclusion of a shorter portable style straight cable which didn't have an in-line microphone. My contact at AT (who was fine with me repeating this) said that in discussions with the Japanese team it turns out that in Japan, AT's headphones without inline mics outsell their models with mics by serveral factors to one. The opposite situation exists in Australia. The Japanese team suggested the reason for this was that in Japan it is considered rude to talk on a cellphone in trains and restaurants etc.

 

This leads to an interesting situation where the Japanese domestic market was heading in a completely different direction from the international market. Firstly, can anyone confirm this idea? And secondly can anyone else think of other similar situations where cultural differences have an impact on headphone buying behaviour?

 

inb4 comments about gangstas buying Beats

Kind of interesting. I used to buy headphones without inline remotes and mics, because I like them clean and didn't have any iDevices.

 

However, now I don't mind them, although if I can choose cables I rather use remote-less for non-iDevices, and conversely with remotes for iDevices. None of the options are deal breakers though, not like they used to be.

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

@ a_recording, this is true of Japanese culture, including how loud one speaks in public. You hit the nail on the head Olympic style! Will be interesting to learn of other cultural diffs impacting headphone purchases.

 

I think it's based on the belief that one's right to speak never outweighs another's right to silence.  Personally, I tend to favor non-mic'd aftermarket cables because they sound better.

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:thumb: I'm with you...on both counts!

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