I Tried Music And Coaching Website AudioFuel

Lucy Miller
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Over the last month I've had to alter my running routine thanks to a dodgy leg, which forced me to drop my normal hour-long runs. And when I got the go-ahead to start doing them again, I struggled with my fitness and technique. I decided to look for help, which is when I discovered AudioFuel. It's a running-specific music website which claims to offer performance-enhancing downloadable songs that match your pace to a beat and include in-track coaching. So last Tuesday I headed off for a run armed with my new tunes.

The housey first track had a steady beat which was easy plod to along to. There were times when the slight increase in track tempo felt too much, but the voice coaching that accompanied them reminded me to stick with the beat and ignore the background sounds. This voice proved more encouraging than annoying, helping me to remember my breathing and drive my legs especially during the sprinting phases. After the run I felt like my running has started to get back on track, and AudioFuel has certainly contributed to that. I miss Johnny Vaughan and Lisa Snowdon on Capital FM but since they don't really understand intervals, I'm going to save them for my morning commute.

Lucy Miller
Former editor

Lucy Miller is an experienced journalist who has worked across a range of health and fitness titles. She was the fitness and nutrition editor at Men’s Fitness UK, and has also been fitness editor of both Health & Fitness UK and Women’s Fitness UK. Lucy qualified as a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutritionist in 2008.