Remember how awful your last terrible marathon was?
Remember how bad you felt at 25 miles, when you swore you’d never do another one?
Then why do you find yourself, a month or two later (or less), looking for another one to sign up for?
It turns out that your memory for how well you remember how bad you felt is pretty terrible.
It’s probably the same reason some women have more than one baby.
In a recent study, marathon finishers were interviewed immediately following a race and again three or six months later.