The last mile of a run is tough. You’re exhausted, at the end of your playlist, and probably have other things on your mind (read: post-run brunch). Even the pros sometimes struggle to get through that final stretch: “I know I’m getting close to the finish line, but it also takes a tremendous amount of energy to sustain my pace for what seems like an eternity,” says ultra-marathoner Stephanie Howe. But whether you’re training for an upcoming race or just completing your mileage for the day, that last mile is an important one. Here, the best mental tricks from runners, running coaches, and Health editors to help you stay motivated until the finish line.
Read more | Watch past segments