Today I coined a new running term: nostalgia training. If you need to get in a good long run and have been having trouble getting motivated, simply fly back to your childhood home and do it there. You will be so interested to rediscover old haunts and remember what you did where and when that you'll forget all about the distance and keep adding on more! Today I did "Regan Road" (okay, plus 16) which always seemed like a huge feat. I still remember the few people years ago who used to run that far through Potsdam and I thought they were nuts.
Nostalgia training, try it!