How do you push past your mental mileage barrier, especially if you’re a newer runner? I started thinking about the topic when my cousin Dana the above question on my Facebook wall. Well, Dana, here’s what I would say.
Are You Ready for it?
If you don’t have any aches and pains, then proceed with prudence. Remember the 10-percent rule: increase your weekly mileage by no more than 10-percent.
Distraction, Distraction, Distraction
Mix it Up
Brian also uses a run/walk method to help him run farther. “I run for 10 minutes and walk for one. It really helps me catch my breath. There’s no shame in walking, especially when I pass the other runners halfway through a race.”
What tricks do you use to run longer? We’d love to hear about them right here on 10k-running.com.