A chilly 22km straight line! Running is at least 80% mental, so I try to employ various tricks to help myself cover the distance. Today, I was feeling really tired, but needed to get the distance in with the marathon only five weeks away. The idea behind this run was to take the train out west, and then basically run towards home, following the train line. That meant that I was always running towards things that I like (family, warm, shower, food) and I didn’t have to expend any mental energy on checking my route as I could just follow the train line. It worked (although I fell asleep on the train out there!), and I felt energized all the way, until the pain in my knee stopped me. Just need to keep on training, stretching, and hoping the weather won’t be too cold on March 6th. ‍♂️‍♂️‍♂️ #tokyomarathon