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Needs more cowbell!
I think part of it is language. I don't use words like "pain" or "hurt" even in my own mind to describe what happens when racing. To me this is the language of failure and defeat. Racing does not hurt, it is intense. When things start to get intense in a race I am happy because this is the time to make something of all my preparation. When the intensity starts to set in it is time to focus because only when things get intense do I have an opportunity to accomplish something meaningful to me in running. My best races did not hurt at all, but they were quite intense.
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Are you sure you're not talking about natural childbirth...?
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown) • Go With The Flow • Thyroid Support Group
(I went from 4 to 10 in 40 minutes...The entire time I was contracting like a freight train I remember thinking...
Of course, this apparent high pain tolerance of mine often has me continuing to run when I should be walking. I think I'm damned lucky that it hasn't landed me with serious injuries like stress fractures.
we are twins on this - once the endorphins kicked in - it was like, whoa - this is like happening far, far away
OK - not twins on this one
notice how women can turn any topic right back to child birth? LOL!
Ricky —our ability to perform up to our physiological potential in a race is determined by whether or not we truly psychologically believe that what we are attempting is realistic. Anton Krupicka
Passing a kidney stone perhaps.