How To Run Long Distance
If you like running, to increase the difficulty of your workouts you should find out how to run long distance. You will have to get out of your comfort zone if you want to train for long distance running. Set a goal for the distance that you want to cover, and then once you reach the goal either try to run it again at a faster pace or extend the distance even farther.
Things You May Need:
- Running shoes
- Appropriate running clothes
- Decide where you are going to train for long distance running. Many runners prefer to train on a road instead of a track. A track is easier to run on, however running around in circles can be boring. If you are going to train on a road, make sure you map out your course beforehand, so you know how far to run to meet your goal.
- Conserve your energy when you start to run long distance. If you usually only run two or three miles when you workout, when you begin to cover a longer distance you may run out of energy near the end of your run. Go at a slower pace than you normally run, then as you get used to covering a greater distance you can start to run faster.
- Use your watch to time each mile. When you run long distance, adjust your pace by using your watch. For example, if you are going to run 10 miles, and at the five mile mark you are behind your intended pace, start to run a little faster to reach your goal.
- Once you are able to run long distance at a good pace, add more miles. For example, if you can run 10 miles in an hour, try to run 15 miles in an hour and a half. You probably will not be able to cover the longer distance at the same pace you run normally, but if you keep training eventually you will. Then you can drop back down to 10 miles, and your normal time should decrease since you have improved your endurance by running 15 miles.