So I’ve been working on the mental aspect of running and trying to emulate that tribe in Mexico, e.g., forgetting about distance to go, how tired I am, etc.
Although I’m about a year away from achieving the runner’s high I had an amazing run the other day, it was like the perfect storm of good conditions. I was leaning forward, my mind was focused on enjoying the run and scenery and I was rested.
I followed another runner into a course I had never done. It was like a Himalayan mountain course which started at the foothills with mysterious statues. Nine miles in and I was at high altitude passing cyclists laboring to go uphill. It was snowing I think and I could see a cloud cover obscuring the ground thousands of feet below.
The scenery was so compelling that I forgot I was running, it became effortless. I was so excited that I wanted to keep going to the end (I’m addicted to mountains in real life, I have this urge to keep going up) but decided to save it for another time.
Is there a way I can find this course again?
P.S. I actually perform worse through the volcano fields, makes me “feel” hot lol.