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ghost miles, marathon training, running groups, Birmingham Track Club

Have you ever had a run when you zone out for just a moment, and suddenly you’re miles down the road without remembering how you got there? When running feels effortless, as natural as breathing?

I call that running “ghost miles,” because as suddenly as my Garmin ticks to a new mile, it disappears.

It’s a magical feeling that jumpstarts your runner’s high. I always think to myself, “Man! I’m such a good runner that I don’t even realize I’m running!”

ghost miles, marathon training, running groups, Birmingham Track Club

With over 100 people at the BTC long runs, you’re sure to make new friends

Sometimes friends are responsible for those ghost miles. You fall into deep conversation that lasts for miles—or hours if you’re ultra training.

ghost miles, marathon training, running groups, Birmingham Track Club

Good morning Birmingham

Other times it’s scenery. You’re so busy soaking in the beauty surrounding you that you don’t know or care how far you’ve run.

ghost miles, marathon training, running groups, Birmingham Track Club

You have to escape to another world mentally when running up Niazuma

Or when there’s no other explanation, you might have run directly through a worm hole. It could happen. Accept it.

Have you ever experienced ghost miles? When do they happen to you?