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Inside the mind of an ultramarathoner … what do you think about when you're running long?

It fascinates me that nonrunners so often seem to think that running long distances must be intolerably boring. "What do you think about when you're running?" they ask. That question has occasionally been explained as a fundamental difference between what experienced runners do when racing or engaging in training runs expressly intended to practice racing conditions, and the more easygoing runs people do just for fitness or fun, or to build a base to prepare their bodies for more ambitious workouts weeks later. When racing, the runner is like an airplane pilot (before the days of autopilot and drones) who is fully engaged in monitoring and adjusting the controls. In this so-called associative mode, the runner is monitoring and adjusting his breathing, heart rate, core temperature, hydration, perspiration, tempo, gait, available energy, electrolyte level, nutrient intake, f...

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