Another excellent article; on par with the 12 commandments. I was reassured i'm not a crazy one by (often enough on my down hill pursuits) imagining myself as a warewolf hunting down my prey - sometimes being chased by one* (makes you forget about the pain). *Yes an imaginary one. (try not to look behind you too much or you will end up on your face in the mud).
On a more sober note. The 'another 30 seconds and ill be at the top of the hill and the pain is over' tip, is very useful.
This really struck a chord!! I haven't been running for long so I'm a rapidly improving beginner but I find that mind over matter really helps.
I run a lot of trails, it sounds mental but I like to imagine myself as sort of half man, half beast, ripping through the countryside like a wild animal!!
So interesting to read the comments above as others seem to have similar thoughts!
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |