1. "I only ran 10 miles today."
2. Running is 60% mental 30% physical and 20% nutrition. No, wait. That's how abs are made in the kitchen. Forget it.
3. 3 miles = 3 beers. It's called balance.
4. But that same ratio does not apply to a marathon. (Thanks @henryhoward)
5. One marathon = one free beer and a pig out dinner.
6. The 2nd half of a marathon is longer than the first.
7. Running>sleep when your alarm is set for 4:30am.
8. 5 miles is almost six and twelve is almost twenty six point two. Keep going.
9. Only one more mile = 10 more miles when you tell yourself you only have to run one more mile.
10. Your last PR subtracted by your current pace, times the numbers of miles to go, plus the number of miles finished = too much math to do in your head during a race.
11. $100 running shoes, $100 race entry, and hundreds of training hours = one technical shirt, one finisher's medal, and a bag full of coupons you will never use.
12. Water stops can totally be subtracted from your mental time (but not your official time, unfortunately).
13. The number of curse words used during the last five miles of your race is equal to the number of minutes after finishing that you start thinking about signing up for your next one.
14. Two miles is almost half way to five miles in your head, but 4.89 miles is not five miles so you run around the block again.
16. "It's all downhill from here" does not equal the actual elevation at the end of your run.
17. 26.2 miles is only 13.1 miles each way, which is only slightly more than ten miles, and ten miles is only five miles twice. I can easily run five miles. I can run a marathon.
18. The ratio of the number of legs on your running partner to the amount of enjoyment of your run.
19. One minute on the treadmill definitely equals (at least) five actual minutes.
20. A one mile tempo run is way longer than a one mile recovery run.
21. Running after leg day = walking.
22. Running = Love.
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