Things you say to yourself when running

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18/04/2012 at 08:47

"Hills are friends"

And on Sunday's race "Oh for fxxx's sake" as I slowed to a walk, followed by, 2 seconds later, a slap to the face and "Man the fxxx up!" - seemed to work

09/02/2013 at 18:32

I ususally tell myself, "The flipping greivers are coming and they are going to come and kill you with their deadly spikes if you don't make it through the gates (Finish Line) in time you little maggot!" It's from the book, the maze runner. Amazing book and helps me run.

10/02/2013 at 15:26

I just say to myself: "Think of the vat of tea waiting for you at home"

10/02/2013 at 23:06
1/4 of run done.

1/3 of run done.

1/2 of run done

5/8 of run done.

FFS - been climbing for over a kilometre.

I hope I've calculated this route properly and don't have to run past my car.

Woo hoo car in sight, the sooner I get there the sooner I get home.
11/02/2013 at 07:11
I sometimes shout come on! At tough times and remember the phrase 'I can do all things through he who strengthens me'
11/02/2013 at 07:59

i often shout quack at the ducks on the canal 

11/02/2013 at 10:16

"Full ahead,  ramming speed"


"I love my brick"

I try not to let my mind wander...



11/02/2013 at 13:44

'can you keep your fucking dog under control'

11/02/2013 at 19:32
leyburnrunner wrote (see)

'can you keep your fucking dog under control'


11/02/2013 at 20:10
Why couldn't Pheidippides have dropped dead here instead?
11/02/2013 at 20:15
You have run the last 12 miles exactly to pace, it's only 1 and a bit left to go don't go and f**k it up now.
11/02/2013 at 20:36
If I see another runner up ahead I start saying to myself "catch the hare".
11/02/2013 at 21:09
I repeat simple sentences in my head then add the letters up as I go, and I can reach some really big numbers, plus ifi see a signpost or writing anywhere I'll do a running tally of letters. For example, 'I can do this' translates as 1,4,6,10' which then becomes 1,5,11,21, then 1,6,17,38 and so on. I've done this since I was old enough to work out the math. It occupies the mind. I also like it if it works out as a multiple of 3, though 9 is even better.

Just me then?
11/02/2013 at 21:10
Marc S. I also talk to the animals.
11/02/2013 at 21:14
I did say "hello" to a horse on my run today. It blanked me.
11/02/2013 at 21:22
You probably caught it on the hoof.
12/02/2013 at 07:09
Lewis 5 wrote (see)
Why couldn't Pheidippides have dropped dead here instead?

My workmate is wondering why I laughed aout loud then...

I always say when I set off "Not again"


12/02/2013 at 16:49

I try and let my mind go blank when running, however the tranquility is sometimes interupted by the following thoughts/impediments to my progress:

Bloody dog walkers!

Bloody Pedestrians!

Bloody cyclists!

Bloody traffic!

13/02/2013 at 11:16
Upon seeing a massive, unexpected hill during a run/race:
'THAT can f*** off!'
But I still end up doing it anyways
13/02/2013 at 11:21

many things...

'what a life'; 'what on earth am I doing?'; 'faster, you c**t'; 'why are you walking along the pavement five abreast?'; 'why when you saw me coming did you move into the exact spot I was running towards?'; 'get that bike off the pavement'; and so on.

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