So, Linda sent me this article. It’s all about tricking your mind into ignoring the excruciating pain and debilitating fatigue associated with marathon running.
There are tricks runners use, like counting steps, visualizing the finish line, and even writing mental letters to loved ones, that help them forget what they’re doing, so much so that they magically appear at the finish line and wonder how they got there. Not quite, but, you get the point.
For the purposes of this exercise (ha!), let’s put me in the sub-elite runner category (let’s not make the slow pokes feel bad), and here are some definitions that might help you sub-genius readers (no offense, guys – these are toughies) get through the article.
the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.
of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
Finished yet? Now that you’ve read the article (you have, haven’t you? it’s terribly interesting), I have a few questions for you:
• What should my mantra be?
• Any fabulous ideas of things I could contemplate during long runs?
• Any “light at the end of the tunnel” visions I could envision?
Comments, please! Thanks, dudes.