Many runners are in the final stages of preparation for their spring race. When runners are anxious on a start line, their minds can go lots of places. We did a social media callout to our readers to ask about the weirdest start line thoughts that have wandered across their minds before the gun goes off. Here are some of the best and most common answers. 

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Stomach issues

Inexplicable confidence 

Unconventional cravings 


Equipment failure


Questioning sanity

Not-doctor-recommended substances

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