During training my mind wanders all over the place, I am very easily distracted vy the simplest thing, such as the shape of the clouds lol. If I'm not distracted I usually think of my runs, and how to improve them, also my form.
In a race, all I think about it to keep on going, and ignore all of those annoying voices in my head. I just wanna finish as as soon as possible, there's no thinking here! Just the body working on its own
when i run i usually think about how bad i want it. how bad do i want to win? if i slow down or give up, will i regret it later? the answer is always yes and thats just what i think about to keep me going. during practice i usually just think about what happened that day or whatever
During training, unless its a pace work day, I pretty much think about anything and everything and talk about just as much until the pace picks up..
During the race, I really don't think about anything except the race, i.e. running down anyone and everyone in front of me.. Works quite well really..
During my runs i typically (especially during a race) a song, and that song is in my head the whole entire time, I keep going over the verse or w/e. But when i am training i think about my day, and how i can resolve some of the problems that day. I always think though. I never just run..
Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.
During a race, I usually am focused on racing, passing people, and how I'm doing. If I'm not giving off the "focused" vibe, my coach and Tyler(captain) will yell at me. But during training runs, I really enjoy doing math, especially long division(I know, I'm nuts!) or else I speak spanish to myself. One extra-crappy day I had "Estoy bastante bien" stuck in my head, which means I'm pretty good, then I realized that I wasn't actually that good at all!
I always have some song stuck in my head. I never coose it though. For some reason I breath to the song too. Just the other week when I ran a PR of 18:30 I had some rap song stuck in my head even though I never listen to rap! I have also had songs such as Wooly Bully, Dr. Pepper theme song, and a whole bunch of other wierd ones.
yea, i do math too, not so much long division but ill figure out what pace i need to get each lap for a certain time, and in xc i go by the mile times, our coach gives us 1000 times in the bigger meets, and figure out what my final time should be for those. i dont kno, its a whole lotta numbers, on long runs i listen to country music and zone out, its kind of just a chance to relax...
I have a problem with not turning my legs fast, so I always have the song "Accidentally In Love" going in my head. I always get to the part, "c'mon c'mon, turn a little faster" and that's when I surge.
on training runs, I blank out my mind and forget everything unless I've had a bad day, then I worry.
i normally get the catchiest and cornyest song in my head and end up aving the urge to commit suicide at the end. lol i get the worst songs in my head like
1. on the way to amorillo (peter kay and tony christie)
2. Pizza hut (fast food rockers(don't ask...)
3. charlie had a pidgeon (anon)
lol its the only ones i can remember now but those are in my head forever and always (including races)
Truthfully, sometimes I just don't think about anything...it's hard to describe...It's like I'm running, but i'm just there...I think it's pretty cool. But when I do actually think about something, I usually think about what I'm going to do after I run, or if I'm having a bad day, I go run and think about how to solve the problem or just to get my mind off it and cool down.
"Pass the weak; Hurdle the dead!" GHS XC 2005
I think of all manner of random things. When I'm racing, I try to concentrate. The best is when you start getting a little bit delierious and every thing seems REALLY funny, some interesting thoughts. I'm usually talking when I run though.
Running cross-country is like beating yourself over the head with a stick; it's kinda painful, not very sensible, yet oddly satsifying.
When I'm running during practice I usually think about setting check points like a certain stop sign or where the basket ball court is. During a race I write 3 or 4 upbeat, inspiring songs on my hand then once the race starts I sing them in my head. that usually gets me to the last half mile then I just concentrate on what I get to eat after the race that's in my spirit bag and of course booking it to the finish line!