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What kind of music should you listen to when you are running?

Murakami Haruki’s book “what do I talk about when I’m running?” has described what he was thinking when running. Many students like to exercise, and running is one of the most popular sports. Have you ever wondered what you were thinking about running?Although many people think that running need to concentrate, but the process of sweating is always boring, this time we listen to the music often can let ourselves run longer.

British scientists have used an experiment to show how much music matches running. Kostas Karajiojis, a sports psychologist at the Brunel University, did a tracking experiment. They invited 15 men, who were close to the level, to receive a 30 week experiment. The runners had to undergo a series of tests and training to run a distance of about 5 kilometers on the runway.The results of the study showed that runners listen to slow songs or fast tempo songs, the average running time respectively is 26 and 26 minutes 5 seconds; and in the case of not listening to music, the average running time is 27 minutes and 19 seconds. From the data we can find that listening to music while running can improve the running speed.

So, how should we choose our own running music?

1,In the early running, runners can choose some of the more light songs, so that they have a vibrant start;

2, In the medium term, the runner should choose a little faster rhythm of  music, to keep their running speed  at a steady pace;

3, In the final closing exercise, runners should choose to lyrical music, with the exercise, to relax  the intensive use of muscle groups.




     My name is Kan. I was originally born and raised in Thailand. This is my first time living in the UK, and I will tell what I can see from this country through my perspective.

1.British love to drink


In the UK, there is a pub every single corner, even though in the University. Comparing to Thailand, it is very different because Thais drink only for the celebration, and the pub is slightly hard to find.

2. British love Chip


In my perspective as a Thai people, Chip is similar to rice for Asian or Thais. I learned this idea from the restaurant that I work, and  the customers usually order Chip to eat with Thai main dish, although, I suggest them that Thai food go along very well with steam rice.

3. British love Sun light


When I was in Thailand, I was wondering why British tourists love to stay outdoor in middle of day that have very strong sun light. At that time, there is a couple question pop up in my head,

Don’t you afraid to have skin caner?                                                                    Don’t you afraid to get burn?

Honestly, when I first come here at the October, all of my questions about why British love the sun light have been solved.


please let me know that you have a good time reading this or not by leaving the comment below.





Living in Indonesia vs in England

Getting used to living in Indonesia, a country that has only two seasons (monsoon and dry season) and where beautiful beaches lie along the hundred mile seashores, living in England has given me colourful experiences, such as:

1. Different Taste of Food

In Indonesia, the food is rich of flavours from the various spices and herbs. However, the food in England is so much different.

Typical Indonesian food
British food

2. The Fast-Changing Weather

Unlike in my hometown Surabaya, which temperature ranges from around 25°C along the year, the temperature in England varies from around 3°C in the winter to around 20°C in the summer. However, the weather is often changing unpredictably so we must check on the ‘weather’ application regularly.

3. Different Culture and Language

4. Transportation

A significant difference can be seen from the public transportation in Indonesia and in England. Unlike in Indonesia which its public transportation is still limited, all the public transportation in England is connected and highly facilitate the citizens to mobile in the city and inter-city.

Bus in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Buses in Hull, England.

Finally, the most important thing of living abroad is to adjust ourselves so that we can feel more comfortable although we are thousand miles away from home. So, tell me about your experiences when living abroad by leaving your comments below!

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