Originally Posted by GreenFrog
Anyone else notice that you're able to run much longer if you try to ignore the 'distance ran' gauge for as long as possible? That thing is like the ultimate de-motivator because the moment I see I'm close to a nice 'wholesome' number, I tell myself, 'okay, you can take a break once you reach X.0 miles or X.5 miles' when I probably could easily keep running.
I wish I could just turn it off completely.
That's one reason running outside is much better (in my opinion, anyway). Not on a track, but point-to-point or out-and-back. Plan to run a roundtrip to and from some landmark that's a bit farther away than the last distance you ran. It's much easier to motivate to keep running when you know that even if you stop you're going to have to hoof it the same distance home regardless. It also makes it easier to extend the run if you're feeling strong -- "I'm almost home, but I'll just turn left here and add a loop around the park."