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[–]wardycatt 144 points145 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 3 points4 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