Now, if this is just me I'm going to look silly but...
I almost always run alone and, if I have enough breath, like to say* things to myself to pass the time. My top three are:
Anyone else do this? Even if you don't, any suggestions for random things to say whilst running?
* breath permitting
if I'm trying really hard I sometimes repeat, in time with my footsteps, the line "you can go hard, or you can go home"......
- This to shall pass (repeat as necessary)- COME ON! (before a big sprint/increase in pace)- One step, two step, three step, floor (based on the tequila drinking song)
Generally say its not too late turn back no one will tell but then turns into ive got to bloody get home now ive come this far away oh shit.
Or another one for the Come On run you fucker
"this is easy"
"no way back"
"yesterday you said tomorrow"
Stop being a pussy and climb up that fucking hill, usually works for me....
There's a few here that I use too - "go hard or go home" has been a recent one.
When I was coming back from injury I would get paranoid I could feel twinges in my healed foot. I used to stop and check with a 'poke test' but then later I would say 'it's all in your head...it's all in your head" to force myself to carry on running (i'd had the all clear from the dr, by that point that it was all in my head). Must have worked because I haven't had to say that one for a long time.
If I am doing intervals I say 'just one more' and if I start out too fast I have to say 'come on rein it in'. Which seems to make me slow down more than just thinking it (and confused people racing next to me).
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