People Spend 1/3 of Their Runs Thinking About How Much Running Sucks
Ever talk to someone who says they just love running, because it helps them clear their mind and feel amazing? And you sit there wondering why you spend your runs wondering if killing yourself would be a less painful option?
You're not alone. A new study found that the average person spends one-third of their run thinking about how much running sucks.
- 32% of the time goes toward fixating on the pain and suffering.
- 40% goes to thinking about pace and distance.
- 28% goes toward actually enjoying the scenery, and letting your mind wander to something besides the run itself.
The study also found that people tend to focus on their misery more during the beginning of their run than the end, the longer they went, the less they complained.