I’ve been finding myself returning to a different technique for occupying my mind while I run—counting. Sometimes I go up to 10 and then start over, sometimes I start at 1,000 and work backward. I know it might sound strange (and also looks a bit bananas, if you spot me mouthing the numbers or even occasionally voicing them on the treadmill or lakefront path). But here’s why it’s been so effective for me as I kick off another marathon-training cycle.
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Pity the poor treadmill, whose reputation has improved only slightly from the days when it was used to torment prisoners. The name is literally synonymous with drudgery and grind, and even people who love running–at least outside–have been known to call it the “dreadmill.” But David Siik, a Los Angeles-based running instructor who created the Precision Running program for Equinox gyms, is on a mission to rehabilitate the much-maligned machine.
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