28 Aug '15, 8pm

3 mental tricks for getting through long, hot runs: via @runnersworld

Celebrate the little wins. Look back and reflect on how far you’ve come this season. When the heat challenges your spirit, it’s easy to get bogged down with worries and forget the little wins along the way. You’re likely doing longer long runs and covering more weekly miles than you were a few months ago. Ground yourself in these achievements. They mean that you’re going into your race prepared. Know that slowing down isn’t all bad. One of the core purposes of a long run is to spend time on your feet in an aerobic effort to develop the stamina to go the distance without running so hard that you’re wiped out for more than a few days. With every run that takes you a little longer than normal, you are banking more time on your feet and building a foundation of endurance for race day. Running more slowly than usual is a blessing in disguise—the longer you’re out there, the mor...

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