How Long Runs Build Physical Fitness, Mental Toughness
Ask any runner or coach what the most critical component of a marathon training plan is, and the unanimous answer will be the long run. That’s because the long run’s physiological benefits are indisputable. Let’s face it, racing your best at any distance requires an immense mental effort. Going long calluses you mentally and gives you confidence in your ability to cover the miles at a grueling pace come race day.