Most runs are hard the first time you do them but they get a little bit easier each time after that.
Never give up on a run when you reach the bottom of a hill, no matter how bad you feel. Plough on, get to the top and then see how you feel – almost invariably you won’t want to stop once you get there.
Break a run into smaller parts and run from point to point – most things are possible when you think about them in terms of the different bits that they are made up of.
Keep pushing yourself that little bit further and you’ll be amazed how quickly you improve.
Don’t let one bad run or one bad day put you off. Get out again as soon as you can and use what went wrong last time to make things better the next.