Couple of random decisions helped me today.
1) I went a different route, so it served as a distraction thinking about where I was going and seeing what was coming up. Plus I found a great new route, it was off road and I didn’t pass anyone which is the dream!
2) I listened to a podcast instead of music which was better for my breathing (Sarah Millican told me to try breathing in for four steps and out for four and it was hard to do in contrast with the beat of the music). Plus I concentrated on that instead of my usual thoughts of “how much longer is this run? I can’t go on! I’m going to die! I have to stop I have to stop I have to... oh hello Sarah, slow down you say? Alright, if you say so Pet”