|You won't always have this kind of motivation, so...how do you fill the time?|
Ever had an extra four hours to fill up with thoughts? I do -- every time I run a marathon (although next time it's gonna be an extra 3 hours and 59 minutes thank you very much!)
If you start with nothing, you'll quickly end up disappointed. Oh where the mind does go while tearing through those oft-torturous miles. Some people just do a countdown, while others look for the most creative signs or get through it from water stop to water stop. Some sing songs in their heads or think about books and movies they have read.
I thought I'd ask some of my fellow marathoners what THEY think about during a marathon! Thanks to all who answered and gave me some good ideas when the time comes. Trending? Food, massages, mental games & more. Read on to see if you can relate!
|Some think about relaxing with friends over a drink afterward. Sitting down & chilling out :)|
@happycorredora: I imagine that there is a rubber band around me and a faster runner. Also hop into a virtual 'wagon' :) Mind games!
@tlsylvan: I keep repeating to myself that I trained too hard to slow down!
@chrontelli: My running mantra has always been..'one more pole'.. as in 'anyone can run to the next telephone pole' (block etc)..works!"
@hbshesington: a well deserved post-race meal and full body massage :)