What all runners think about

By August 17, 2015Run

It’s safe to say that on any given run—fast, slow, long or short—there are roughly 3,204 completely random thoughts (and emotions) swirling through our heads.

A new study analyzed 18 hours of recordings from 10 marathon and half-marathon athletes who recorded their thoughts aloud during their seven-plus mile training runs. The research shows that the majority of their thoughts were categorized into three main areas.

SELF magazine recounts runners’ thoughts mile per mile with some GIFs that pretty accurately describe our lives. 

Check it out here.