There's something that happens when long runs extend beyond two hours. At some point, it gets boring and miserable and it makes you want to phone it in. Even with all the miles that I've put in through training for the Dopey Challenge, there are still runs where motivation is definitely lacking. Over the years, I've used different strategies for getting through those times where the miles seem to drag on. Music - Sometimes the right song on my playlist is all I need to motivate me to keep going. Sometimes it's not even a "typical" running song. "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" from The Lion King has helped save a troubling run. I know not all runners wear headphones. It's also important to keep safety in mind. Make sure the volume is low and consider keeping only one earbud in so you can hear your surroundings. This is important where I run as there's lots of wildlife always around. Visualization - Thinking about the finish lin
Inspired by runDisney's Dopey Challenge, this runner/travel planner discusses Disney, running, runDisney, and everything in-between.