I have a theory that i would like to share with you and would love to hear your opinion on it. I am new to TMS knowledge but it makes total sense to me. I have spend some time now writing down all my injuries and how they progressed. Here is what i was mystified by. I am a long distance runner, the marathon distance is usually mentally and physically not that much of a challenge for me anymore, however there are distances and terrain, hours spend in the wild that are truly a challenge. Usually it start at around 70km into a run, or if fitness is better and i want to run a miler it starts at aroun 120km. Interestingly i had numerous injuries that really bothered me on all my runs and then completely stopped hurting once i started really struggling physically. For me, i often feel stripped down to the basisc when pushing the body over a hue distance. Knowing that the subconscious is depriving a tendon or muscle of oxygen to divert from rage or unthinkable thoughts, isnt the subconscious also kicking in when the body is fighting for survival? The logic in training, as many might know, is to train / push so that the brain increases fitness and muscle density over time as it believes the body is fighting for survival and needs to be stronger next time. In that extreme situation, wouldnt the brain, for the period of the exertion then not increase the oxygen to the area affected, so that it too will survive the ordeal? I habe experienced many time that chronic pain in the knees, plantar tendon or achillestendon went away when i felt the run was becoming extremely challenging. Sometimes it wouldnt come back for a week. And yes, all those injuries were dignosed by a doctor as structural issues or inflammations. That means: this would be a real test for TMS. Of course you would beed to push yourself to a level of extreme physical exhaustion. What do you think?