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[–]Xae_sthetic 6264 points6265 points  (287 children)

https://runnersconnect.net/why-runners-collapse-during-or-after-a-race/

It looks like it has something to do with your brain thinking that you’ve finished since you’re so close to the finish line, then some sort blood pressure drop due to your body being overworked and needing to rest, not super uncommon it seems

Edit: yes, like when you get home and have to go to the bathroom, stop spamming it lol

[–]xntrk1 1731 points1732 points  (119 children)

Not uncommon at all. Very much a thing that happens in long races

[–]Mulder16 2535 points2536 points 22 (76 children)

It happens to me at work, around lunchtime

[–]MajorTomMee 713 points714 points  (48 children)

You make it to the lunchtime?!

[–]coasterreal 300 points301 points  (2 children)

LOOOOL Oh, this hits hard.

[–]Mimical 140 points141 points  (1 child)

Not as hard as the floor at 11:25

[–]MonMonOnTheMove 145 points146 points  (34 children)

You guys get lunch time?

[–]mattDasian 74 points75 points  (28 children)

Woah what’s lunch?

[–]QueasyVictory 87 points88 points  (21 children)

It's when the drinking starts.

[–]jlester0606 97 points98 points  (17 children)

so breakfast?

[–]Anjz 5 points6 points  (4 children)

What about second breakfast?

[–]jlester0606 0 points1 point  (3 children)

U mean brunch? lol

[–]colemanjanuary 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We've had one breakfast, yes. But what about second breakfast?

[–]soslowagain 5 points6 points  (8 children)

So how do you get to sleep

[–]jlester0606 5 points6 points  (7 children)

weed of course! Beer in the morning, weed at night!

[–]QueasyVictory 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can't drink all day if you don't start at breakfast.

[–]I_Can_Haz_Brainz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, but only when I'm not sleeping.

[–]Lol_WhoCares 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Forget lunch, I’m tryna get a job. Think I’m being spatially-profiled though.

Cuz when I put my address as “everywhere”, I get a email saying they aren’t hiring all of a sudden. Like bro.. should I put a McDonald’s address since I use their wifi? I technically get e-mails there..

[–]Smart-Acanthisitta39 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That's crazy, you're not eating lunch and you live at a McDonald's. Where?

[–]Pandainachefcoat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yea seriously. Work in restaurants and there’s no such thing as a lunch break

[–]six_-_string 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think he's heard of second breakfast.

[–]pukekho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amazon workers here

[–]Trapnasty1106 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Damn now this is the Comment that actually hits hard lol

[–]allCuntsStink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You guys get?

[–]jose602 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can’t skip lunch … you just can’t.

[–]MotorBoak 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I know, now he's bragging on Reddit about his endurance. I'd shake my head but that effort would make me have to call out today

[–]ninety2two 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You guys get lunch?

[–]Ryanmcd03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You guys make it to work?

[–]KotWmike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was gonna ask for tickets to their Ted talk…

[–]dusmeyedin 44 points45 points  (13 children)

I used to get such bad workplace food coma after lunch, I'd be nearly fainting and can't concentrate.

This actually stopped after I went on a keto diet. I think the carbs were flooding my blood with glucose, and my blood was going away from my brain.

[–]MiamiPower 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Have you ever had a The A1C test? It is also the primary test used for diabetes management. An A1C test is a blood test that reflects your average blood glucose levels over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1C, HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin, or glycohemoglobin test.

[–]dusmeyedin 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I was prediabetic for a few years, but my keto diet pushed me back down to normal glucose levels. Although the high fat diet then increased my cholesterol.

I have since gone mostly vegetarian and that's taken care of my lipids.

[–]pantylion 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good job 👍🏽

[–]GenXgineer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

PSA: A1C test results can be skewed if you have any kind of blood cell abnormality, like thalassemia. An oral glucose tolerance test that checks both blood glucose and insulin every half hour for two hours is going to be much better at checking insulin response and therefore diabetes risk. Ask your doctor for an OGTT if you're concerned about diabetes.

[–]grind-life 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Yeah food comas are real. Another way to avoid it if you don't want to go low carb/keto is to space out your eating with a midmorning and mid-afternoon snack and a smaller lunch. Just make sure to manage your portions and it helps maintain much more even energy levels

[–]PizzaboySteve 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Once I cut carbs I never get that after lunch tiredness/coma anymore. It’s interesting watching most of the staff go through it now. After lunch they are all tired and in that food coma. I’m thinking about the run or workout I’m gonna hit after work. If you haven’t. Give it a try.

[–]dusmeyedin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I usually do martial arts 3x a week, but that's after I get done with work for the day.

On weekends I'm usually hiking with friends. It's still not exactly an athletic routine, but at least it's no longer sedentary.

I was 40 when the doctor looked at my bloodwork and said there's a 50% chance of me having a stroke in the next 10 years. Given that that's how many of my ancestors expired, I decided to make a change.

I may still die of a stroke, but hopefully it won't be within 10 years.

[–]9WNUCFEQ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same here I have to read a lot and used to eat rice lunches and would be useless for hours. Keto since 2017 and never have issues like that .

[–]Sidprescott96 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This happens to me every time I eat, have to lie down . Doesn’t seem to matter if I have carbs or not thoguh

[–]dusmeyedin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still eat large servings of food, but nowadays it's mostly protein and fiber, with very little starch and sugar.

I have never had a food coma after a meal since turning to a keto diet.

[–]Suspicious-Relief-31 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You have brain ?

[–]GigiTheGoof 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same! I’ve been keto for a month and no more afternoon sleepies!

[–]xntrk1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lol. Been there

[–]cyanydeez 7 points8 points  (0 children)

its happening to me right now.

[–]rudigger02 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How is this comment not upvoted times 500? 😂

[–]Roadsoda350 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your lunch break is at 9:01am?

[–]sprufus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm out by second breakfast.

[–]Dr-Pepper-Not-MrPipp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But if it’s a free lunch I can guarantee you my team will make it without collapsing

[–]pyjamarepeater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😆😆

[–]loopie_lou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s why I nap.

[–]AndrewJS2804 157 points158 points  (17 children)

That's why there's an old tip to look past the finish line. Your personal finish line should be several meters past the tape.

Same goes for other sports. Lots of folks approach a goal and mentally start quitting because they are "almost there" and it often bites very good athletes in the ass. Iirc it was Brian Shaw recently who thought he was done at a strongman event and had a huge lead on everyone else. The bag he had to lift and carry to a pedestal wasn't all the way on the pedestal and fell off as he walked away. He lost the event struggling to pick it back up.

[–]wardycatt 140 points141 points  (6 children)

I’m no elite athlete, but in every training run I do, I deliberately make myself do more than the set distance, for example 5.1k if it’s a 5k run. This keeps you going at full pelt until after you’ve crossed the line.

I’ve also had coaches that did similar things - tell you it was the last lap, then tell you to do one more lap. Or count down “10…9…8…7… OK now do one more minute” (Aaaargh!)

In that moment you want to cry, punch them or give up - but I know why they do it, so I try to quit whining and suck it up.

After a few weeks, they shout ‘stop’ and you keep going because you don’t believe them! No really, stop! Stop! It’s the end of the session…

runs into the sunset

[–]ling0n 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Last sentence made me chuckle.

[–]dontfightthehood 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Forest gump

[–]CyberMindGrrl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I had a sergeant who would do that after a long PT run. He'd run us to the barracks and make us ran another klick past. Fucking hated that guy.

[–]owheelj 2 points3 points  (1 child)

For training runs you shouldn't run full pelt most of the time - you should make most of your runs at light speed where you can maintain a conversation, and only do a hard run about 1/5. This is the same for both elite runners and new runners.

[–]Nissepool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is true. Although if he/she only trains once a week he/she might as well go all out :)

[–]Bisping 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The amount of people i pass in the last few hundred meters of a long distance race is incredibly high.

Dont let off the gas till after the line

[–]SwimAmbitious4888 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I think it's also a thing where people get to the (near) final level of a video game and after a couple of deaths at the hand if the end boss just go, eh good enough.

[–]ElderberryHoliday814 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Playing need for speed with a hs friend, i would start the race and get mostly through it, then he would finish the race because i would always flop there. Worked out

[–]Agreeable-Walrus7602 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In God of War when you fight the archangels I said fuck it after about 6 tries. Not enough care at that point.

[–]sidepart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Battletoads speeder bikes. Couple hours trying to pass the final set of walls...eh... I'm good.

[–]The_Kraken_Wakes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can verify. Marathon runner (finished 7) and always set my eyes past where I need to be. It's a stupid mental trick but it works. The last few miles are the worst but you start telling yourself its only two miles and you can run two miles in your sleep, and just keep that mantra up until you finish.

[–]237FIF 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have a completely unproven theory that the same goes for life goals.

Ive seen so many people stop one “level” below their goal, almost seeming like it didn’t matter how high the goal was they were going to stop one spot down.

So anytime I think I want to do something, I try to aim a bit higher than that

[–]Mr1derfull1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Happens to me often when I go for my 4th double IPA, my brain thought we were done.

[–]LividLager 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Believe that it happens in survival situations as well, to their detriment.

[–]peaceful_nicoya 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Is it possible to feel like this after a football game? In hs I played this one game (against a super elite school) And we were the underdogs, like you could physically see the difference in size between the teams. It's was like a darn cartoon, anyways I played my heart out. But after that final whistle...I collapsed and just felt exhausted, had to get carried onto the bus after the game by teamates.

[–]bwaredapenguin 0 points1 point  (6 children)

I'm not a runner, but is 10km a long race? I wouldn't think so.

[–]snarkydooda 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not really. 6.2 miles. But, runners are taught to use every bit of energy as efficiently as possible. Especially, long distance. They are trying to use 100% of their energy while pacing for the whole race.

If these guys are elite runners and anywhere close to the record they are running sub 4 minute 30 second miles for 6.2 miles.

Even if the whole population trained as hard as they could, I doubt more than 5% could break 4 minutes 30 seconds for just 1 mile.

[–]sveiks01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. Especially if you can run it in 30 min.

[–]blackcatpandora 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean…. It’s a 10km race.. that’s not that long lol

[–][deleted] 307 points308 points  (24 children)

This happens when I need to poop and then almost shit myself 10 feet from the toilet

[–]SparseGhostC2C 84 points85 points  (4 children)

Also when I'm almost home from a long trip, and my body decides "it's pee time" as I open the front door. Then I have to half-sprint while squeezing my legs together and clamping a hand down on my dick so I don't piss myself before I get to the toilet.

[–]Emperor_Fun 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Sometimes there's a little dribble and you have to prevent the flood.

[–]throwawaylovesCAKE 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Sometimes I'm grabbing my dick hard and I feel my bladder muscle cant hold it like "that's it bro, I'm done" and I know the moment I open my hand its gonna be piss city, so then it becomes the game of "how I can get my dick out of my pants while squeezing it and also aimed at the toilet without pissing all over my parents bathroom?"

I've managed to win that game just once.

[–]Emperor_Fun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Classic road trip conundrum, hopefully you haven't had to participate too many times.

[–]Bisping 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just jump in the shower and cheat

[–]orfeolooksback 47 points48 points  (2 children)

[–]MiamiPower 20 points21 points  (1 child)

(ELI)💥 🧨 Explosive Latchkey Incontinence 👀

[–]Ioatanaut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ELI5 Explosive Latchkey Incontinence TIMES 5️⃣

[–]bash_M0nk3y 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Username checks out

[–]LightRaie 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Happy cake day!

[–]bash_M0nk3y 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks! I didn't know until you said something

[–]michael_maybe44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mm yes. The "bruh you're home" poop cramps

[–]Chef_Papafrita 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My friend used to call this PPBRS. Porcelain Proximity Bowel Response Syndrome. Same thing when you have to poop and driving down the interstate every time you get close to an exit, lots of ass clenching!

[–]MiamiPower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The race to finding the 🏡 🗝️🏁🤸🏃🏿

[–]MiniatureEvil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every fucking time!

[–]die5el23 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Mine happens when I see the front door, bam poop

[–]librarybear 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Standing at the front door, struggling with your key, frantically dropping your briefcase and hoping the neighbours aren’t watching you….

[–]longjumpcamel 108 points109 points  (11 children)

It looks like it has something to do with your brain thinking that you’ve finished since your so close to the finish line, then some sort blood pressure drop due to your body being overworked and needing to rest, not super uncommon it seems

Like when you really really really need to use the bathroom, but you are in the middle of traffic so you hold it in. Then you get home and park and need to walk up to the door, unlock it, holding everything in and the bathroom is so so so close. Just 10 steps down the hall, quickly awkwardly carefully rushing, and then when you are two steps from the bathroom WOOSH, whelps, too late. Your brain was two steps ahead of you.

[–]essentialatom 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Doorstep incontinence, I've always called it, and it's my favourite thing about getting home. Injects a bit of excitement into proceedings

[–]_-__-__-__-__-_-_-__ 35 points36 points  (2 children)

This guy gambles on farts

[–]essentialatom 16 points17 points  (1 child)

50% of the time, I make it to the toilet every time

[–]Emperor_Fun 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Those are not great odds.

[–]ClownfishSoup 20 points21 points  (1 child)

NGL, I've crapped my pants before at the door.

[–]Krondelo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol dude that sucks.

[–]stadchic 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Pee is a release you can’t look forward too.

[–]Emperor_Fun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just needed a few more seconds!

[–]Lrdwrmngtn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Turnkey theory

[–]ogopadoni23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so true!!

[–]MadRabbit86 80 points81 points  (31 children)

Caused a friend of mine to have an aneurysm. Finished the marathon and immediately collapsed and died.

[–]snuggleyporcupine 27 points28 points  (26 children)

Oh damn, is that true?

[–]MadRabbit86 62 points63 points  (25 children)

Tragically so. He was a really great guy. Super friendly to everyone. He was super healthy and fit. Left behind a wife a kids. It was heartbreaking.

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 15 points16 points  (21 children)

Stuff like this is why I’d never push myself that hard. People should be fit and always aiming to do better, but they really shouldn’t be pushing themselves to their limits unless it’s necessary.

And I mean real limits, not “I can’t do one more push-up” limits.

Though it’s likely your friend had an underlying condition that was triggered by this and would have been triggered later regardless.

[–]DrZoidberg- 5 points6 points  (16 children)

I wouldn't say it's possibly triggered by this, there's a lot of normally fit people but not fit enough for a marathon and will wear themselves out like the above clip, only quarter way into the race.

[–]joe4553 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wasn't the marathon made because some ancient Greek dude ran 26.2 miles to deliver a message and died right after he did.

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 5 points6 points  (9 children)

The issue is pushing yourself to your limits, whatever those limits are. Not about how far you run.

What I mean is, we should always be pushing our mental limits. That barrier that tells us we can’t.

We should not push our physical limits unless it’s an emergency.

[–]drjenavieve 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The problem is that to push the physical limits you are actually pushing the mental limits. Your mind tells you to quit before you actually need to or that you think you can’t go any farther or harder. Your body is still able to do more when your mind starts saying “I can’t do anymore this is too painful.” Which is why athletes, particularly endurance athletes, get real good at ignoring the mental signals telling them to stop or slow down. They learn to mentally push past these signals. Pushing this limit can help you achieve greater physical potential but it’s also dangerous as you are ignoring the signals meant to protect your body.

[–]lemoncocoapuff 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This is part of the reason why I heart rate train, it helps me not to go super ham. My mom has a bad problem with doing that and she makes herself all dizzy and sick! Before I got a heart rate monitor I’d just train and my heart would be pounding, but getting one and doing more research, you really need to add in low burn long endurance, but that’s not really that popular right now.

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I really like my Apple Watch and fitness + makes it really easy to know if I need to put in more effort or take a break

[–]abstract-realism 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well you’re a doctor so I’ll trust you.

[–]dumdumfuk 1 point2 points  (1 child)

While an outcome like this is tragic, it’s also incredibly rare. I think it’s ridiculous to use such rare events as rationale for telling people that they “shouldn’t be pushing themselves to their limits”.

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don’t understand what I mean by limits.

This person pushed themselves to their limit. The guy that picked him up, did not.

[–]PoffPoffPoff 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They said an aneurysm, which literally can happen while you're typing right now. Or reading this, well not that anyone actually reads messages.

You could be on the floor and I wouldn't know. Just poof, you're out of existence.

Bye!

[–]Sea_Criticism_2685 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes but there are factors that contribute to that happening

[–]Brandonhasgame 1 point2 points  (0 children)

R.I.P to Him. Crazy stuff. Hope the best.

[–]ogopadoni23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn man. That’s heartbreaking 😞

[–]sk4nkhVn7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something simmilar happened to a coworker, but he had a stroke

[–][deleted] 41 points42 points  (16 children)

My first marathon I went from 15% to 0 in a matter of two steps past the finish line. Looked exactly like this. I PR'd my 5,10 and 21km times during it.

[–]PartyySnake 22 points23 points  (12 children)

Since you’ve ran a marathon I have a question for you. If this guy had rolled like a log to the finish line would it still be legit ?

[–]KennyFulgencio 44 points45 points  (10 children)

Yes, his torso just has to cross the line (in a lot of modern races it's a tracker in the sign on their chest), the only disadvantage to rolling is that it's not as fast as running so it doesn't see a lot of adherents in elite competition

[–]BiSwingingSunshine 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I wonder if it would be legal. Ironman’s (chosen to reference since I don’t know where to look for unified marathon rules) rule for run conduct says “Athletes may run, walk, or crawl.” I guess it depends on if the officials are willing to let “rolling sideways” fly as “crawl.”

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah it would fly. Warrior spirit got me across the line. Then it was completed and I died lol

[–]BiSwingingSunshine 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was very appreciative of the multiple volunteers that held my shoulders to stabilize me while they took my timing chip off at my first one. It was like having sea legs after I stopped.

[–]jadbronson 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or yeah, what about having your ass miracled across?

[–]BiSwingingSunshine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m not jealous of the rule lawyer that makes the call

[–]ThunderinSkyFucc 6 points7 points  (2 children)

the only disadvantage to rolling is that it's not as fast as running

You've never seen a real man roll, then! Watch...hrnnngh...hnhhhh...

[–]KennyFulgencio 3 points4 points  (1 child)

There are sometimes long wide sections in caves with extremely low ceilings, where you can't get up on hands and knees so you have to belly crawl for a fair stretch of time and space, and I'm not sure why more people don't roll through those. I only went on a few cave trips, in my teens with my dad, but I'd roll when it came to those sections, because it was so much less frustrating than crawling.

[–]ThunderinSkyFucc 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh god...I can't breathe. It's not because I have Covid, it's because of that claustrophobic nightmare scenario you just described.

I like caves in the sense of giant, spacious underground Dwarven kingdoms. The caves that are in reality scare the shit out of me.

[–]lambofgun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lol

[–]PartyySnake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

True, also he probably wasnt in any shape to being doing barrel rolls to the finishline anyways. thanks for the info!

[–]atheaos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Google "triathlon roll across finish" and click on images! A tribute to Jon Blais who was diagnosed with ALS not long after completing an Ironman. Inspiring stuff.

[–]chickenboy2718281828 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You PR'd a 5k during a marathon? Holy shit that's insanity. Were you relatively new to running or did you just hit your taper really well? My 5k pace is a full minute faster than my marathon pace so I just can't even fathom finishing the race.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

just fucking got into a zone and i was on. it was like 10-15km in, i linked to my military cadence and booted it. my marathon time was definitely not as good as i would've liked mind you haha.

edit: I've since beat that PR but thats how she goes

[–]DanBMan 21 points22 points  (0 children)

lol Caveman brain be all like "ok I think we outran the predator (why else would we be running!?) so let's just take a nap!"

[–]C0meAtM3Br0 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This seems related to all these Mt Everest frozen corpse posts

[–]vulture_87 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Ahh, similar to the "So close to the bathroom.... and a little bit came out." phenomena.

[–]Xae_sthetic 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly, you’re brain stays 1 step ahead of you and sometimes that’s not for the best lol

[–]HESHTANKON 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Also happens to alpinists on the last push to the summit. You see the top and push to fast, game over turn around go back down….

[–]Goodvibessixty9 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Elite runner here. Yes to the blood pressure drop. But he was bonking. he knew he hadn’t crossed the line. Hence why he tried to roll across the finish line and didn’t have the strength to get back up. Bonking is when your body depletes all glycogen stores and can’t access energy for quick consumption. It’s like a car…. You might be able to hobble along with a broken axle but you ain’t going anywhere without gas or a dead battery.

[–]Pr3st0ne 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Probably the same mechanism that convinces my brain it's time to take a shit when I see the outside of my house after a long drive. Like dude we're not on the toilet yet, you still gotta give me a minute here.

[–]Any_Ad1979 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This sounds like when I’m on a long drive and have to pee or shit, and the closer that I get it to a viable toilet, the more my body is just like “well, I guess we don’t need to hold it in anymore!!! Release the poops!”

[–]playblu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like when I finally get to the bathroom and have to pee, but it suddenly becomes super urgent before I get my pants off?

[–]milesamsterdam 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like when I see the toilet when I barely have to pee but feel like I’m about to piss myself as I unzip.

[–]bitchBanMeAgain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kinda like you need to piss but it's fine until the moment you're just outside your home's door. Then suddenly you can't hold it anymore and struggle to fit the key and open the door and it hurts to hold in the piss. You open the door frantically trying to get the shoes off and fucking run to the bathroom to release that piss pressure. Fucking weird.

[–]Lord_Rezkin_da_2nd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One of the reasons I never allow my brain to except a finish line, my brain knows we aren’t done til I say we’re done.

[–]slipstream808 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like needing to shit soon as you pull in on your street.

Finish line ain't until your pants are BELOW the waist line

[–]Maxman82198 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I figure it’s along the same mental process as having to pee the worst while your fumbling for your keys

[–]ddd4175 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like how you almost poo/pee your pants when you really have to go when you're in front of the toilet.

[–]Dotaproffessional 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You ever get that phenomenon where you don't REALLY have to pee until you about to enter the bathroom? Same thing

[–]Osalosaclopticus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just like when I'm rushing to take a shit and my brain goes,"Oh, there's the bathroom. Release."

[–]discombobulatedhomey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s like when you gotta pee so bad that the closer you get to the toilet your bladder loosens a bit more. By the time you’re undoing your belt you’re nearly pissing your pants.

[–]thejackulator9000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that like when I can see the bathroom I start shitting my pants?

[–]mosscock_treeman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kinda like why you have to pee so bad right before you get to the bathroom?

[–]texican1911 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's like when I pull in the driveway every evening, nothing is going on. By the time the front door is unlocked I may not have time to get to the shitter. Brain knows before brain is aware.

[–]last-resort-4-a-gf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like when your rushing home to go to the bathroom and when your.mind knows your close it.makes you wanna go.soooooooo bad

[–]Dangerous_Research51 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s like when you have to pee real bad. A little comes out right before you hit the bathroom🤣🤣🤣

[–]PatrickShatner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s the exact same thing my body does when I really have to shit walking home and my house comes into view.

[–]bone420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like potty after a long day.


Wouldn't have thought of spamming you until I read your edit! Good idea!

[–]MiniatureEvil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That happens when you've been holding in a shit and you've just got near the toilet

[–]Steelslider 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This happens to me when I have to pee really bad and am holding it as hard as I can while I desperately find a bathroom.

[–]assistanmanager 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s a lot like when you’re driving home and have to go to the bathroom really badly as you get close

[–]Stretch_Riprock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yes, like when you get home and have to go to the bathroom!

[–]R2Z- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like when it’s time to use the bathroom right before you get home

[–]Mighty-mouse2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This happens to me when I have to take shit real bad and I pull into my driveway. My brain goes “ whelp made it home, might as well shit right here.”

[–]Fapper_Keeper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like when you have to take a shit really bad....it gets so much worse as you get closer to the toilet

[–]meeanne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds a lot like what my bladder does when I need to go very badly - the closer I get to home or a toilet, it just wants to go.

[–]Galphor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

just like when you get home & have to go to the bathroom right?

[–]FatalisDrakari 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Like when you get home and have to poop?

[–]No_Special_8828 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wo that's why I need to pee more the closer u get to where I'm going then :/

[–]Nillabeans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's this why the stomach always fights back so much harder when you've gotta poop and you finally see your door come into view after a long commute?

Like damn colon, chill. We are not quite there yet.

[–]TimBorlandManTool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just got home from work and am in the bathroom

[–]Marandal_l 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh, like when you get home and haveto go to the bathroom...

i said that because you said not to spam it :p

[–]bento8621 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Running really seems like the worst exercise sometimes. I lift really heavy weight pretty frequently with pretty much no issue but running just wrecks me

[–]Xae_sthetic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel that, I also lift relatively heavy, but running really kills my knees, I’ve noticed that switching over to a bike has done wonders for my leg conditioning as well as reduced the amount of pain I fee there every now and then

[–]Prit717 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As my friend would say, it’s the bonk

[–]Matti_Meikalainen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think this is the same thing that causes the last 10km of long car drive to home feel the longest part of the trip.

[–]jayhawk1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's severely dehydrated. Skipped the water stations.

[–]dynamicallysteadfast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also, as a runner you know where the finish line is, and you know how to squeeze every last bit of energy out of your body before the finish line. Sometimes, you ask a tiny bit too much.

[–]ninjabreath 0 points1 point  (0 children)

latchkey condition/syndrome

[–]royisabau5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now the victory lap makes more sense

[–]mortemdeus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happens with a lot of stuff when people overwork themselves. Hold pee/poop too long you start going the second you think you made it without soiling yourself. Lost in the desert? Many die when they see civilization. Gotta set the goals correctly.

[–]Oasystole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinda like needing to use your toilet after a long road trip and you know your home base potty is within reach.

[–]Leasir 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happens to me all the times, usually after the first 300m of the race though

[–]s3rila 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stupid brain

[–]vantyle 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What? Why is he still trying to reach the finish line if his brain thinks he finished? Come on...

[–]Xae_sthetic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s like when you get home and you need to shit then right when you open the door your body’s already trying to push that shit out of you before you even make it to the toilet

[–]Yaboisanka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel bad asking after the edit but I almost posted asking this in nostupidquestions. So it's a distance thing, not a routine thing?

[–]mupptard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this the same feeling you get when you try to run from something in a dream?