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#1955920 - 08/21/14 09:39 PM What do you think about when you run?
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I saw this topic the other day in a running blog, and the author said she thinks about things like what her funeral will be like, or she tells herself jokes.

When you out there alone, mile after mile, what's on your mind?

I tend to give lectures in my head, perhaps telling noone but me some useless bit of historical information. Sometimes it's things I would someday like to put in writing as part of the family history. Sometimes I'm running through an explanation of some of the more fascinating aspect of banking.
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#1955928 - 08/21/14 09:51 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I generally focus on trying not to die, and wondering why there are so many cracks in the sidewalk. I do my best to not think much. Sometimes I have songs pop into my head. From my run this morning, I don't even know what all I thought about. I know I thought "go up the hill. go faster. Good job, turn around and go back down it, and do it again". But beyond that, I look at my surroundings, and try to pretend there's always some good looking lady watching me so I focus on good form.
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#1955929 - 08/21/14 09:53 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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#1955977 - 08/22/14 12:27 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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#1955989 - 08/22/14 12:51 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? HappyGilmore
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I listen to music to try to keep thoughts out of my head, otherwise my mind will start drifting towards work issues crazy

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#1955990 - 08/22/14 12:52 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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#1955993 - 08/22/14 01:01 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I think what I am going to eat later. The further I run the more I can eat. I have 8 scheduled for tomorrow morning and we are going to a Reds game Saturday night. I figure after 8 miles, I can have a couple beers guilt free.
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#1955995 - 08/22/14 01:02 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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When I was going through very difficult times several years ago, I had so much stress that it never really left my thoughts. Nothing like anger and frustration to help drive you to run 10 miles at a 7 minute a mile pace. The more upset I was the faster I would run. Thankfully I run slower now smile
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#1955996 - 08/22/14 01:02 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
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I do math. laugh
I look at the pace I am running and figure out how long it would take me to run various distances at that exact pace. Doing this also lets me know where my hydration level is. The easier the math skills come, the better I am doing. When I stuggle to calculate what running a 13.1 mile course at a pace of 10:00 is, I know I am in trouble laugh laugh
That and I try to outrun the Zombies (I listen to the Zombies, Run! app about 75% of the time that I run).
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#1955998 - 08/22/14 01:10 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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#1956005 - 08/22/14 01:19 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: Matt_B
why there are so many cracks in the sidewalk.


This.

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#1956007 - 08/22/14 01:22 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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You know how when you're sitting around talking with people and you confess some quirky thing you do and then everyone says they do it to? I do that sometimes and usually that's the reaction i get. But this one is one where I expected to get the "me, too" reaction, but everyone just looked at me like a lunatic and couldn't relate.

In fact, I predict that no one in this thread relates, and i get thought of as a weirdo.

But when i run i put myself in a bunch of basically movie scenarios. Like, i'm Batman chasing the joker on rooftops, or i'm leading my team out into the super bowl. Or i'm one of the Avengers chasing down Loki.

Sometimes i think of personal stuff like an old high school basketball game. Except in this game we're losing at half time and we come out the second half like space jam or something. We just throw caution to the wind and are full court pressing and throwing alley oops and it's like Space Jam. Greatest comeback ever.

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#1956012 - 08/22/14 01:28 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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That is awesome SM!!!

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#1956022 - 08/22/14 01:42 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I can sort of relate, Stupendous Man. I think up stories and plots and characters. It's not necessarily me in there, but I live the story through the characters' eyes. Not exactly the same, but I don't think you're a weirdo. smile
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#1956031 - 08/22/14 01:54 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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The person who is chasing me... cause that is the only reason I would be running!

Too out of shape... not meant to be because running is bad)
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#1956065 - 08/22/14 02:20 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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You aren't entirely alone, SM. I don't do exactly the same thing, but I tend to just let my imagination wander at will and it comes up with some odd things sometimes - like what running would be like if I was a hobbit.
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#1956092 - 08/22/14 02:49 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Many times when running before sunrise, I'm thinking "Is that dog on a chain?"
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#1956096 - 08/22/14 02:51 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Many times when running before sunrise, I'm thinking "Is that dog on a chain?"


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#1956111 - 08/22/14 03:07 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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#1956114 - 08/22/14 03:10 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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#1956116 - 08/22/14 03:12 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? Stupendous Man
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Originally Posted By: Stupendous Man
You know how when you're sitting around talking with people and you confess some quirky thing you do and then everyone says they do it to? I do that sometimes and usually that's the reaction i get. But this one is one where I expected to get the "me, too" reaction, but everyone just looked at me like a lunatic and couldn't relate.

In fact, I predict that no one in this thread relates, and i get thought of as a weirdo.

But when i run i put myself in a bunch of basically movie scenarios. Like, i'm Batman chasing the joker on rooftops, or i'm leading my team out into the super bowl. Or i'm one of the Avengers chasing down Loki.

Sometimes i think of personal stuff like an old high school basketball game. Except in this game we're losing at half time and we come out the second half like space jam or something. We just throw caution to the wind and are full court pressing and throwing alley oops and it's like Space Jam. Greatest comeback ever.


The whole "Zombie Apocolypse Running App" is basically built around this idea! :

As for me. I think about everything from, the state of the planet to "breath in, breath out"!
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#1956118 - 08/22/14 03:13 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? Bankbb1, PITA
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#1956134 - 08/22/14 03:43 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? MyBrainHurts
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I'm usually by myself after work running so these are the sad little topics that plague me: (in no particular order)
* Kidnappers
* Murderers
* Crazy drivers that might hit me
* Loose dogs that could bite me
* Human traffickers
* I hope those group of teenage boys don't think I'll be their victim in their "knockout game"
* I hope I don't break my ankle on these stupid "historic" limestone sidewalks/roads.

crazy

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#1956141 - 08/22/14 03:52 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? Sci_Comply
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Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I'm usually by myself after work running so these are the sad little topics that plague me: (in no particular order)
* Kidnappers
* Murderers
* Crazy drivers that might hit me
* Loose dogs that could bite me
* Human traffickers
* I hope those group of teenage boys don't think I'll be their victim in their "knockout game"
* I hope I don't break my ankle on these stupid "historic" limestone sidewalks/roads.

crazy


A little paranoid, but it should make you really fast!
No clowns?
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#1956142 - 08/22/14 03:52 PM Re: What do you think about when you run? Sci_Comply
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Originally Posted By: Sci_Comply
I'm usually by myself after work running so these are the sad little topics that plague me: (in no particular order)
* Kidnappers
* Murderers
* Crazy drivers that might hit me
* Loose dogs that could bite me
* Human traffickers
* I hope those group of teenage boys don't think I'll be their victim in their "knockout game"
* I hope I don't break my ankle on these stupid "historic" limestone sidewalks/roads.

crazy



Good thing that you are running for your health laugh
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