Running motivation can be lost pretty easily. If you ask most people, they'll say that staying on the couch sounds better than going running. But running motivation can be practiced and reinforced with a little bit of effort.
We've all read about the positive health benefits of running. But despite articles, statistics and a pair of shoes right by the door, it's hard for some people to get going. There are a few tricks dedicated runners keep up their sleeves in order to stay focused, and they might work for you, too.
It's not always easy maintaining a regular workout. Sure, you can hit the trails when it's sunny and warm, but if you're tired, busy or sore from spending last night on a lumpy futon, that pair of running shoes gets a little harder to lace up. That's why it's important to mix things up when you lace up.
First-time and even experienced marathon runners know it all too well: the feeling that hits around mile 20 when your legs begin to give way and you feel as if you would die if you moved another step. What's going on here, and what can you do to avoid it?
If you're a runner, training just means that you run every day, right? Well, not really. Most of us have strengths and weaknesses, and finding out what they are doesn't come easy. That's where keeping a running log comes in. But how does that work?