I realized recently that my hunny and I have reached the “training tunnel vision” phase of the training lifestyle; having been in and out of focused training before I saw in myself the tendency to talk of nothing but training, and most often MY training (I have always acknowledged that endurance training can appear self-possessed). I chalk it up to the time factor… since we spend up to 40% of our week at work, nearly that much in sleep if we’re lucky, and then 5-15% in training, means life and socializing are squeezed in around the edges… it’s no wonder that any chatting is full of training, racing and nutrition (since who wants to talk about work?). I consider it a phase of transitioning to the endurance lifestyle. After some time of adapting one’s routine and habits to be as efficient as possible, I think we can relax into the rhythm of training and let our brain free up some processing space for that which is entertaining and frivolous.
What are your thoughts on the one-track-mind symptom? Can one have the training without the conversation domination?