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4515 Views 27 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2007 9:09 AM by RichardC040 Go to original post 1 2 Previous Next
  • hawaiiantk Amateur 72 posts since
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    15. Mar 8, 2007 10:55 PM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    Did you see Finding Nemo?  When Dori is singing "just keep swimming, just keep swimming".  I replaced it with running and I totally hear Ellen in my head.  She's my own, personal motivator.  "just keep running, just keep running".  There HAVE been times though when I'm running and I think of a line from the movie and I laugh out loud and people around me give me strange looks.  Like "I speak whale..."

  • NissaRLTW Rookie 12 posts since
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    16. Mar 11, 2007 4:12 PM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    quote:


    Originally posted by hawaiiantk:

    Did you see Finding Nemo? When Dori is singing "just keep swimming, just keep swimming". I replaced it with running and I totally hear Ellen in my head. She's my own, personal motivator. "just keep running, just keep running".


     



    Lol! I do that too!!! It works  I did that and another one for my first marathon... anyone remember the Bob the Builder song? I changed it up to "Mom the runner, can she finish? Mom the runner, yes she can!" playing it through my head over and over in my daughter's voice.

    On the track when I'm doing hard repeats I count to 12 over and over.. dunno why, that's just what I do. And at my last track workout when I was really suffering I kept repeating "Strong, fast, smooth" over and over it seemed to help.

    Usually at the finish of a marathon or a hard race I imagine running with a coach of mine who died of cancer last year and my grandmother who died last year too (of obesity basically). That and thinking about the people who can't run for whatever reason always gets me through the tough spots.

    Just keep running!

    Nissa

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    17. Nov 14, 2007 10:32 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    This thread is amusing.  I either sing a gospel tune in my head, a military cadence or count 1, 2, 3 "1" ; 1, 2, 3 "2"  and so forth until I get to a specific number like 50, 100, or 160.  I tend to run faster when I am doing the number count.

  • Birdog Amateur 116 posts since
    Dec 15, 2007
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    18. Nov 15, 2007 5:19 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    My favorite is actually from a song.

    It hurts so good...

    Sometimes love doesn't feel like it should. It hurts so good...


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    Ron
    When being chased by a bear...You don't have to outrun the bear. You just have to outrun the other guy.

  • balancingact Rookie 4 posts since
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    19. Nov 15, 2007 6:13 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    I do the Dory mantra too!  And at the end of my long runs, "you can run two (one, half, quarter...) miles, so you can finish this..."

    I really like the "pain is just weakness leaving the body" one.  Will have to remember that one for the next 20 miler.

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    20. Nov 15, 2007 11:45 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    Okay, thats the 2nd or 3rd time that song has been mentioned.  I don't even remember that song.  I am definitely going to rent finding nemo.

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    21. Nov 15, 2007 11:53 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    Suck it up.

    On hills: I love hills!

    It totally works.  I got that one from a really nice "My First Marathon" video on You Tube.

  • RichardC040 Pro 218 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    22. Nov 17, 2007 3:48 PM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    quote:


    Originally posted by pcsronbo:

    So what's yours? (this thread often pops up in Newbies, is usually quite amusing)

    Mine was - "Pass the skinnies, pass the skinnies" but will likely be "2:29:59, 2:29:59, ...." for my next 1/2 Marathon in March


     



    I used your "Pass the Skinnies" today in my 5k... however when I need to set pace for a minute or two and look for my next place I wanted to be in the pack... I used "Follow the Hotties" 

  • Bugmenot043 Legend 353 posts since
    Nov 29, 2006
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    23. Nov 19, 2007 7:07 PM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    "I own the fatties by more than 2 hours, I own the fatties by more than 2 hours."

    or "I own the fatties by more than 5 minutes a mile, I own the fatties by more than 5 minutes a mile."

  • RichardC040 Pro 218 posts since
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    24. Dec 27, 2007 9:09 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    Dude...

    That is awesome that you run 5 Minute Miles for Long (half marathons or longer distance) and three minute miles for short runs....

    Ohhh Wait I doubt you do...LOL!!!!!! HA HA HA!!!!

    Ya wee little man !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!


    [http://This message has been edited by RichardC (edited Nov-19-2007).|http://This message has been edited by RichardC (edited Nov-19-2007).]

  • running dad1 Rookie 39 posts since
    Dec 11, 2007
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    25. Nov 19, 2007 9:19 PM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    The one thats always in ny head when I don't have the ipod on is "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

    "Run like hell"-Pink Floyd

    And my favorite...


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    James
    "We're only at home when we're on the run." -Neil Peart

  • Bugmenot043 Legend 353 posts since
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    26. Dec 27, 2007 9:09 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    quote:


    Originally posted by RichardC:

    Dude...

    That is awesome that you run 5 Minute Miles for Long (half marathons or longer distance) and three minute miles for short runs....

    Ohhh Wait I doubt you do...LOL!!!!!! HA HA HA!!!!

    Ya wee little man !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!


    [http://This message has been edited by RichardC (edited Nov-19-2007).|http://This message has been edited by RichardC (edited Nov-19-2007).]


     



    Summing up the generalities, not individualities. Perhaps I'm a "wee little man", but at least I can run a 4:20 mile, a 15:11 5k, and a 1:14 half marathon.

  • RichardC040 Pro 218 posts since
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    27. Dec 27, 2007 9:09 AM (in response to pcsronbo006)
    Re: Running Mantras

    Hey Bugmenot, Personly I think you are fast runner... not a great runner. My idea of a great runner starts with the person not their speed....

    you might want to take some time and evalute your reasonings for coming onto a forum and letting people know that they are not as fast as you. As of right now I can say I would rather run with any of these people and learn from them than spend even a moment with a shallow person like yourself. I choose substance and what motivates a person rather than limelight.

    But I hope you enjoy the rest of your running and you never end up with a injury that makes you slower...
    Me well it is 5:52 am and I am heading out the door for 7 miles of trails in the Dark!!!! Love the night running!!!

    [http://This message has been edited by RichardC (edited Nov-20-2007).|http://This message has been edited by RichardC (edited Nov-20-2007).]

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