How runners stay in the moment

Long-Distance Runners Mostly Think About How Hard Long-Distance Running Is

Long-distance running can be a lonely hobby. You’re out there for hours, with only the voices in your head — whether your own or those pumped in through your earbuds — for company. What do runners think about during all those solitary hours on the road? Writing for BPS Research Digest, psychologist and Science of Us pal Christian Jarrett explains that researchers have tried to study this question before, by asking runners to jot down summaries of their thoughts after they completed their runs. The problem with this, of course, is that by the time the runners sat down to do this, they’d mostly forgotten their thoughts already. ….[READ]

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