Sometimes, long slow runs can be really boring and it’s more about the mental game than the physical one. Some people advocate counting or trying to remember a list of things; ANYTHING to take your mind off running!

This article was published 18 months ago and, with many runners getting ready for longer-distance races at the moment, the idea of reappraisal is definitely appealing.

When the running gets tough, rather than take your mind off it, actively think about what’s happening to your body; be scientific about what your body’s telling you and why.

Chances are, you’ll learn something and be able to adapt your training in time for your big event.

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