10 Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During a Tough Workout

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10 Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During a Tough Workout

You’re panting for breath 3 miles in and wondering: what am I doing to myself? There’s no question about it: endurance workouts, whether it’s a half-marathon or a 20-mile bike ride, can be challenging to get through. We’ve asked users what goes on in their heads during a tough workout. The answers range from practical to motivational. How many of these can you relate to?

1. Can’t stop, won’t stop!

2. Distract your mind with math.

3. Nature, nature everywhere. Soak it up!

4. The never-ending questions…and complaints.

5. Fixate on the landmarks along the way.

6. Master your mind with a mantra. It can be motivating or mundane.

7. Remind yourself of your priorities.

8. Use logic.

9. But, sometimes desperate measures need to be considered.

10. And, of course, the classic “Am I there yet?”

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MapMyRun provides users with the ability to map, record and share their exercise routes and workouts with each other. Make every run count and join Under Armour Connected Fitness™, the world’s largest digital fitness community: Visit the MapMyRun blog and download UA Record, MapMyRun, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo.


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