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  • juliekieras Rookie 2 posts since
    Dec 27, 2007
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    90. Jan 7, 2009 7:39 AM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

     

    I agree with IGottaRun - I am usually on autopilot, just trying to psyche myself into continuing to run, and then being overjoyed that I actually am STILL RUNNING at mile 8,9,10 etc!!

     

     

    I try to think about things like plans for the day, or even do some praying but I find that my mind just continually slips into a fog where there aren't really many active thoughts going on besides looking at the time/distance on my watch! It's weird, but I agree, that my mind actually LOVES the break b/c I am the kind of person who's head is usually WHIRLING with 14 different ideas at the same time... so I can use a little downtime - in fact, it's probably what I love most about running is it gives me permission to take a little MENTAL break, while I do a little PHYSICAL exercise...

     

     

    I think I'll always wish that my mind was more productive, but... that's just the way I'm made I guess!

     

     

  • NonnaGianna Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 8, 2008
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    91. Jan 7, 2009 8:00 AM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    I count my blessings.  I think how lucky I am to have this time and day and be able to run for how many hours I choose.  I think of relatives and friends who have passed away and dedicate the run to them.

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  • Kaspers12 Rookie 1 posts since
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    92. Jan 7, 2009 8:55 AM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    I don't know If I should really be posting here. it says newbies and I have been running since I was 13... anyhow.. In my opinion I think it's best to clear your mind and focus on your running and breathing... It's a good way to vent and run your very best.

  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
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    93. Jan 7, 2009 9:03 AM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    I think about whatever comes into my head. Maybe there is a current topic on the news that has my interest. Maybe a personal decision that needs to be made. Through it all, I try to focus on my running. Running form, pace, breathing. I also think about what I am training for. Any upcoming races.





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  • RunninOnE Pro 74 posts since
    Apr 10, 2008
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    94. Jan 7, 2009 9:28 AM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

     

    Nothing!  Usually that's the point! 

     

     

    Sometimes little things pop into my head, and it isn't uncommon to have that "moment of clarity" towards the end of a run.  I decided to propose to my fiance on a run!  Usually I run to get away and have some time to myself.  That is why I don't run with the clubs and groups.  Everyone is differnt though.

     

     





    Act like a horse.  Be dumb.  Just run.

    - Jumbo Elliot

    Smile, it confuses people.

  • anotorias Rookie 5 posts since
    Dec 17, 2008
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    95. Jan 7, 2009 10:15 AM (in response to studek)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    I usually think about all the negative things I am trying to be rid of in my life or all the positive things I am trying to surround myself with. If I'm in a lot of pain, then I think about the negative and imagine myself running away from it, literally!

  • Timeyo Pro 71 posts since
    Jul 21, 2008
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    96. Jan 7, 2009 12:12 PM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    Book on Tape/ Audio books.

     

    Since my runs have started getting past  1 1/2 hours, music just doesnt cut it so I started getting books of my favourite author and listening to them as I run. Good book takes the mind away completely and I still maintain my pace.

  • ragamuffinruns Pro 115 posts since
    Jul 17, 2008
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    97. Jan 7, 2009 1:39 PM (in response to RunninOnE)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    I like to run alone also - it does give you time to just "be" but mostly I'm such a slow runner noone would want:^0  to run with me! Blessings, Ragz





    To God be the glory!

  • ragamuffinruns Pro 115 posts since
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    98. Jan 7, 2009 1:42 PM (in response to Timeyo)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    TimeYo- I never thought to listen to books while running although I do use them for walking - which, unfortunately is all I can do right now:( ...





    To God be the glory!

  • halchristi Rookie 1 posts since
    Mar 3, 2008
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    99. Jan 7, 2009 5:59 PM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    maybe i'm weird, but i find myself counting.  steps, trees, seconds....Also, i do pace calculations.  It really makes the time "fly" by.

  • Back in the Saddle Amateur 45 posts since
    Dec 29, 2007
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    100. Jan 7, 2009 9:13 PM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    I have an interesting job that let's me get a little peek "behind the curtains" on others lives. I spend a lot of time running and going over their actions, the consequences, their motives, etc.  Its really entertaining to speculate and it gets my mind off of my own problems.





    We have nothing to fear but fear itself. -FDR
  • Amy Janelle Rookie 1 posts since
    Jan 5, 2009
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    101. Jan 8, 2009 10:26 AM (in response to jrcaragan)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    Wow!  It's been fun reading all your answers.     Usually I start out by focusing on my breath, the rhythm of my feet moving, and watching the scenery.  Inevitably, my mind slowly digests thoughts and concerns I have at that moment, but they seem more manageable while I am running - like they are separate from me instead of in my immediate moment.  By the end of the run, I usually have peace about it.

     

    Also, I have a little game I play with myself.  I pretend that other people are watching me (people in their cars, or at the gym) and thinking how hot and sexy I am as a runner, and that motivates me to keep running when I get a little tired.  LOL!    Maybe sounds a little conceited, but it's a game of positive reinforcement.  Anyone else have that thought?

  • Imgellin Legend 525 posts since
    Jul 13, 2008
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    102. Jan 8, 2009 11:28 AM (in response to Amy Janelle)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

    In a way, running is my own "superior dance." I may not feel sexier than the stiffs in cars and trucks, but I do feel more ambitious or motivated.;)





    2009 Indianapolis Marathon 3:59:14

  • shomeurmail@yahoo.com Amateur 24 posts since
    Nov 10, 2008
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    103. Jan 8, 2009 12:42 PM (in response to Amy Janelle)
    Re: What do you think about when your running?

     

    lol...But I do feel good about looking good when I'm running.  Especially when I'm wearing my shorts which shows off my well-defined legs.  I still look at other runners that pass me by and I sometimes think: "****, what a hot bod! " Especially when it's a guy with his shirt off..  I'm still a newbie when it comes to running, but I am a bit envious of the perfectly toned and lean runner's bod.  I am always thinking, "When am I going to have that physique?".  But then again, I just go back to thinking, as long as I feel great and running long distances, then I'm good.

     

     

    It's been over 3 months of serious running for me now, and even though I am still at the same weight I started, I've already lost 2 sizes; which is shocking!  I will be running my 1st half marathon on the 25th of this month, then it's off to the more serious training for the Rock N Roll Marathon in May..

     

     





    Evangeline B. Paxton
  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
    Jan 7, 2009

     

    "It's been over 3 months

    of serious running for me now, and even though I am still at the same

    weight I started, I've already lost 2 sizes; which is shocking!"

     

     

    This is exactly why I ask my clients not to weigh themselves. Exercise and eat properly, you will lose fat and gain muscle. Who really cares about their weight if they have a smokin' hot bod'?

     

     

    Keep up the good work. 

     

     

     

     

     





    Robert Martin

    NFPT Certified Personal Trainer

    NFPT Endurance Specialist

    RRCA Running Coach

    SPINNING Instructor

    GRAVITY Personal Training Instructor

    GRAVITY Group Instructor

    Power Plate Level II Instructor

    2010 & 2011 Team Aquaphor Sponsored Athlete

    Gatorade G Series PRO Lead Ambassador, San Diego

    http://www.hardcoretrainingsystems.com

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