When you run for long distances it’s impossible to avoid pain — it’s for everyone. When it comes you need to think of other things — the landscape, you talk with the racers, listen to music. I think about stories, like I’m a warrior being chased by an army. To not think about pain, you need to be in another world."
Kilian (via ultrarunnersean)
This is a man who knows.
I love this. When I get tired in the backcountry I always make up stories, like I’m on a mission or escaping something, and it shifts my perspective every time. I love that endurance sports allow us as adults to rediscover that side of imagination and play.
— (via trainhard-livebetter)