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6 Tips on How to Run Long (When You’ve Never Run Long)

September 27, 2017

6 Tips on How to Run Long (When You’ve Never Run Long)

Running is a romantic sport, similar to cycling. When I say that, I mean that we tend to romanticize it in our heads. I know for me, the most aspirational thing I can imagine a lot of the time involves me effortlessly running for hours through the woods on sweet trails. But if I take a long break from running, getting back to those multi-hour runs isn’t exactly romantic. It’s sweaty, hard, and usually involves some amount of stomach distress. Running long distances still remains one of my favorite things, and one of my major fitness benchmarks (don’t hate me as I say this, I’ve been running for 10 years!) is being able to do a two hour run and not feel completely wrecked after it. I promise, that’s achievable for most people, even if it sounds insane right now. So, MapMyRun asked me to write about how to (slowly) ramp up your mileage and get to those gorgeous, scenic, life-changing, spirit-awakening long runs that you’ll want to brag about to all your run buddies. Let’s dive in:

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