Discomfort is an unavoidable part of long hikes. I don’t need to tell you that.
So, you do what you can to prepare your body for the hike. Hoping that the preparation you’ve put in is enough to carry you through.
But what’s often overlooked in training for long hikes is the mental stamina to tolerate discomfort. The strength and focus you can use to turn down the volume when faced with physical and mental obstacles along the way.
Not only does this mental strength make the hike easier.
But because your mind isn’t overwhelmed with struggle, you can focus more on what’s around you.