7 Truths about Training for a Distance Run ...


As a certified trainer and distance runner, I'm accustomed to the amount of time and effort training for a distance run can take.

After running 21 marathons and hundreds of other races, I've had my fair share of experience with sacrifice when training.

Despite all the hard work put forth, the accomplishment makes it all worthwhile.

But before you sign up for a distance run, you should be aware of what it takes.

Here are the truths about training for a distance run:

1. Time

When training for a distance run, you should be aware it's going to take time to train each day.

Depending on the race you're training for, it can take anywhere between 1 and 3 hours to train each day.

Be ready to dedicate time to your training so that you can have a great race!

2. Effort

Aside from the time it takes to train for a distance run, it's going to take plenty of effort.

You're not going to just go through the motions in your training: you have to work hard and push yourself.

On days when you're tired and the last thing in the world you want to do is work out, if you're doing a distance race, you have to push yourself and train.

3. Focus

Focus on your end goal and train with dedication and perseverance.

If you spend each training day with great focus, your results will reflect this.

I often train with no music or distractions, to just focus on the miles I'm running.

This is a great way to embrace your efforts.

4. Passion

I try to run with love and passion.

When you run, remember why you started and what kept you going.

Run because you want to, not because someone is telling you to.

Do it for yourself and not a mile will be wasted!

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