I was also able to run longer distances when I shifted my mindset to focussing on running the current km (or mile). It’s similar to your ‘just one more’ approach, except that I’m usually following a training plan so set out with the intention to run a pre-determined distance.

Last year I smashed my marathon PB by not once allowing myself to think about the total distance ahead but only thinking about the next mile marker.

This worked a dream and I took 41 mins off by previous best time using this strategy.

Plus I smiled like a Cheshire Cat for the final 5km. Eluid Kipchoge is right about that trick!

Keep up the great writing!

Thanks,

Dianne

Curious Creature. Voracious learner. Scientist turned writer with lots in between. Obsessed with running and personal growth. www.lifebydianne.com

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