Long-distance running is a well as mental challenge and also it is a physical test of strength and fitness. Several runners discover that their body is willing to run longer, but it’s too hard mentally to keep going. Give yourself a pep talk, if you’re running alone and struggling. Assure yourself that you’re not physically tired. Actually you’re just mentally exhausted and you can push through it. If you’re doing your longest run ever, remind yourself how proud you’ll feel when you’re finished. The most challenging part of your marathon training is your long run, especially as the mileage creeps towards 20. Several tips you can follow to make your long runs easier and more comfortable, and you can prepare yourself for marathon day. Start experimenting with different foods, such as energy gels and chews, and clothes so you can figure out what works for you. Your objective is to find your favorites now, so you’re not trying anything new on race day.