“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second” – William James
For runners, the idea of a second wind is that when you’re running and you’re beginning to become tired, you will eventually hit a period where you will begin to feel refreshed for seemingly no reason. While on a run, getting a second wind is often the motivation and the feeling you need to keep going and to finish your run. In order to get your second wind, you may need to run miles on empty. During this period most people decide they are too tired to continue and quit their run before they get to their second wind. The trick is to push yourself through the tough times knowing that soon you will reach that second wind which will drive you home.