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  • DaveinAA035 Legend 742 posts since
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    45. Apr 8, 2007 4:04 PM (in response to Tamalina)
    Re: your running mantra

    During speed workouts, or when pushing hard during races, I tell myself "smooth power, smooth power". It reminds me to focus on form and economy while maintaining speed.

  • Legend 1,556 posts since
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    46. May 2, 2008 10:07 AM (in response to Tamalina)
    Re: your running mantra

    I created a new one on my run-commute this morning. I've been in some serious distance training for over a month in preparation for my first 100-mile ultra marathon and April was really challenging. I've been tip-toeing a fine line between increasing my training volume and overtraining. Well, today on my run in to work, I found myself saying, (in my head) "this is me getting stronger"

  • Doraine Rookie 10 posts since
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    47. May 2, 2008 11:32 AM (in response to Tamalina)
    Re: your running mantra

    Well, mine is a pretty vain strain of thoughts!  To keep going I think about what an improvement my body will show, not to mention my ability to take on the world when my route comes to an end!!  haha..I think about a nice bum and legs...wouldn't that motivate anyone?! 

  • Eco13 Expert 56 posts since
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    48. May 2, 2008 12:48 PM (in response to Tamalina)
    Re: your running mantra


    Does anyone remember a TV show a few years ago called "Titus?"  The father of Christopher Titus was played by Stacey Keech, and a running gag on the show was the father telling his son, "Don't be a wussy!"






    Now when I'm running (or doing any other kind of exercise) and I feel like I need to stop, or I can't breathe, or I'm going to cry or throw up, I can hear Stacey Keech growling in my ear: "Dont' be a wussy!"  It works.






    Oh, and WineJunky, thank you for posting the Bob Dylan lyric.  I'm a fan, but I personnaly know very few others.  



  • acezoe Rookie 2 posts since
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    49. Aug 2, 2009 4:29 PM (in response to Eco13)
    Re: your running mantra


    I just say toughten the f@$k up.









  • PJS718 Rookie 6 posts since
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    50. Aug 3, 2009 8:25 PM (in response to Tamalina)
    Re: your running mantra


    Carly Simon sings to me, "I haven't got time for the pain!"



    Seriously, "Just Do It" still motivates me.



  • k_runs Amateur 20 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    51. Nov 15, 2009 10:55 AM (in response to Tamalina)
    Re: your running mantra

    Last week when I was doing my 20 miles in prep for the Seattle marathon I started signing "the ants go marching one by one etc" couldn't get it out of my head sang up to 10 the started was maddening but kind of hilarious. I'm also looking for a job right now and find myself chanting Al Frnaken's "you're good enough, you're smart enought and gosh darn it people like me"...thank god for long runs...I think!

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