The toughest challenge with running longer is the need to be pretty much ‘always on’. Certainly ‘down time’ is okay and sometimes even necessary, but getting back to plans when it might be just as nice [definitely easier] to just wrap up warm, stay in, enjoy convivial company, put on weight, is often the hardest thing to do. Even when those plans are BIG plans. Often it is just a case of having to get back out the door and running. Simply being rather bullheaded. Simply battling on with plans until they really start to enthuse you again.
Often it is a good idea [just as with New Year’s resolutions] to force yourself to action though making those plans public! The 50 marathons is now definitely ON. Oh Boy!
TDC 657 days 7316 miles