5 mile easy recovery (10:00)
Switch up the distances from 6 miles back-to-back today and tomorrow to 5 miles and 7 miles respectively. Variation is good. Also with today’s shorter distance, I get to concentrate on on my running form and active recovery.
Monotony is one of the common complaints about distance running. Repetitive arm & leg motions plus seemingly endless road can easily put anyone to sleep. How to keep it fresh while running miles after miles is a challenge that all marathoners face.
One option is to run with a partner. But that option is often easier said than done. Different pace, schedule, and personality are obstacles, just to name a few. Self help options include listening to music, book on tape, or whatever capture your attention.
For safety reason I don’t listen to audios. I prefer to pay attention to somebody who is approaching me. Thus switching title track is not an option for me. To keep it fresh, I vary my routines, run by feel, or focus on different techniques of running.
How do you keep it fresh?