Friday, May 09, 2008


I recently started running daily. I have a goal to do a 5k run in conjunction with my hometown celebration Labor Day weekend. That goal is to complete the 5k in 30 minutes. Very doable, and a worthy goal, if I do say so myself.

Anyways...that's not the point of this post. The point is I've noticed something when I run. The past 2 times I have ran (Wednesday and Thursday evening) I get to a point where I am very into my run. I have running friends, but at this point in my run, I don't talk to them anymore, and my breathing and steps are in sync. It is a really cool feeling that I love. It's like I am one with my mind, body, soul, and the ground I am running on. I am trying to figure out how to get this mindset sooner. It's something that I believe if I had it my entire run I would feel even better than I do now at the end of a run. It's an interesting mind set to be in. I really noticed it last night. Anyways, here is my question for all you out there in the blogging world. How do i get myself into this mindset sooner? What is this wonderful phenomena? And how far should I push myself after I get into this mindset? All things to experiment with as I continue running. I'll keep you updated. ;)


cpuchip said...

This brings to mind a documentary on the body in harsh conditions on the discovery channal that I watched not too long ago. They used the man who swam across the english channel as an example.

They talked about when runners hit "The WALL" it's actually a decently well understood process where the body transistions from burning carbohydrates to burning fat as it's primary energy source in moving the body, and this happens because the runs out of the easily ready glucose. The more you exercise to and past the wall the easier time your body transistions into this period, mainly because its getting use to this hard process.

The only thing I have for you is that the more you exercise like that, the easier it will become!