How do you make it through a really long run on the treadmill? Here’s a hint: Do NOT watch the clock. Aside from watching the seconds count down on my microwave as it reheats some Chinese food, glaring at the treadmill meter while running is the slowest and most agonizing way to pass the time. After having experimented with a variety of different mental tricks and mindsets, the best strategy I came up with was a simple one: turn up a playlist of my favorite music tracks and allow my mind to just get lost in it as I run.