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Rick "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa "I wanna go fast." Ricky Bobbyrunningforcassy.blogspot.com
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You'll be surprised at how quickly your mileage will progress as you are consistent with getting out on your runs.
The Logic of Long Distance
...My only problem will be getting home from a hard days work and putting on my shorts and shoes and get going!
That's it. Just get out the door every day. The mileage will take care of itself. A little reflection about how to make running a part of your daily routine will go a long way.
You might also try slowing down--particularly in the first mile of your run. A mistake that a lot of beginning runners make is that they start out too hard. This makes the whole run painful (and shorter than it needs to be). Ease into the run, and then when (if) you feel like the pace is too slow, then speed up--but not until then.
Find a training partner. Friendly competition is always helpful.
Every now and then, take off your watch/Garmin/HRM. Don't plan your route, and run in a new direction. Just go out the door without a plan, a distance, or pace in mind. Without expectations. As if it were a pick-up game of soccer. You might surprise yourself.