What do you think about when you run?

2 Mar

It’s always been a conversation starter amongst running friends and when I went out this morning I started to think about it.

Do you switch off when you train?

Do you think about the pain?

Do you think about your ‘to do’ list or grocery list?

My answer is I think about them all – it depends on the run.

If I am taking in the scenery around me or listening to music I tend to just switch off to everything around me.

If I am doing sprint sessions or a generally hard training session then the pain is on my mind and counting down to when it stops.

If I am doing a comfortable run and feeling nice and relaxed and unchallenged then I think about my day, what I need to do and even my grocery list.

What do you think about?

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One Response to “What do you think about when you run?”

  1. Mandi March 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    I tend to concentrate on my actual running and listening to what my body is telling me. If I’m stressed in other areas of my life, it can be a real relief just to zone out during my run and clear my head of everything besides running. Somehow I find it soothing just to listen to my footsteps and my breathing and take in the scenery around me.

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