Running is one of the best ways to stay in shape, and long-distance running can be especially rewarding. One of the biggest hurdles is staying motivated for the long runs. Here are some tips:
Prepare: First step, don’t think about how long the run will be. Instead, focus on getting ready for it by gathering your gear and putting on your shoes. Some runners benefit from getting ready the night before so their gear is all set to go.
Focus on the halfway mark: Next, focus on making it halfway. This is especially effective if you’re running away from home, then back. Once you’ve made it halfway, you have no choice but to turn around and head home.
Run with others: Some runners find it easier to run with a partner. Even if your partner only wants to run only a few miles, start or end your run with him or her, and do the rest alone.