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.
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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.
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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?