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When things are going wrong in your life, i.e. family/work/friends/whatever, do you train harder or do the extra stress take it out of you and you find yourself unable to train as hard?

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Depends on the problem, but usually I get more intense with my training when I'm stressed.
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When a demon pops up on my shoulder I run faster, farther and more furiously to leave him behind.
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It depends. Most stress gets me motivated and makes me work harder to run better races and run faster times. These would be things like anus bosses, annoying cow-orkers, relatives, the New Orleans Saints, etc. Some stress depresses me and causes me to run a lot less with much slower times and I just don't seem to care. This is caused by things like people dying. My new formulas explain the complex process involved: Mad stress = I get faster Sad stress = I get slower
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Mad stress = I get faster Sad stress = I get slower
This is me. Add to that what is probably obvious, sick stress = a brick wall
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Being angry, disgusted, frustrated, etc always sped me up. I often joked with the Mrs. that I was going to pick a fight with her prior to racing, just so I would run faster.....she didn't like that idea
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not really either way. I just use the time to clear my head. If I ran hard from all my stress I would be legless.
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Well considering I've pr'd and run my 3rd best time in the 5k, pr'd in the 5 mile, would've pr'd in the 4 mile if my shoe hadn't come untied and am still hoping to pr in a 10k before the year is out I'd say stress has made me faster. And that may be a pr as far as sentence length goes.
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I definitely work harder and with a lot more determination. I turn the music up and run until whatever I am feeling has subsided (mad, depressed, nervous, happy, sad).
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It can speed up training; but, tends to kill a race since it pushes the stress threshold past the limit.

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Mad stress = I get faster Sad stress = I get slower
This is me. Add to that what is probably obvious, sick stress = a brick wall :1: Ditto for me.
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:1: Ditto for me.
Excellent way to say it.
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Excellent way to say it.
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me too
I've heard divorce helps improve running. We determined this once on a long run and fellow runners that we know. We also determined that this would not work for me. And it appeared with all our running acquaintances--it appeared to be only true for men :shrug:
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:1:
:wavey: me too!
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