Long, Slow, Distance
Done right, they will build up your endurance - along with your confidence.
Five ways to thrive on your Long, Slow, Distance runs
Rehearse you race
Hydrate well and eat plenty at lunch and dinner the day before. Plan a safe and scenic route with water stops. Try out gear and fuel you hope to use in any race.
Connect with others
Finding a training partner or a group - particularly for long runs - will help the ks roll by much easier than they would going solo.
Focus on distance
Don't even think about pace. Your LSD is about getting from point A to point B in however long it takes you.
Studies have shown that music can lower your perceived exertion, or how hard you feel you're working while running.
Refule within 30 minutes after you finish (with carbohydrates and a little protein) and consder a 15 minute ice bath to reduce soreness.