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4 Reasons Why The First Mile Is Always The Hardest

I can’t be bothered to run. I don’t want to get up out of my warm, cosy bed into the cold dark morning. One missed run won’t hurt. I’ll run later instead.

These are the arguments that go through my head at 5 a.m. when my alarm goes off for my pre-work training run. It sometimes takes a lot of negotiation to get me out of bed, into my trainers and out the front door.

You only have to run 2 miles, then you can come home if you want.

I know that if I can push through that first mile warm up, then I usually fall into the rhythm, find a good pace and start to control my breathing. Once that first mile is over, I know I’ll enjoy the run.

Why is the first mile so hard?

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Original Article: 4 Reasons Why The First Mile Is Always The Hardest
By: CHARLIE WATSON
From: womensrunning.competitor.com

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