You may have a will of iron and the self-belief of a firewalker, but you'll still have those odd days (or weeks, or months) when your motivation takes a walk.Is it because the marathon is now over, leaving you nothing to aim for? Is it that you
Dean Karnazes on a typically epic training runWhat is Dean Karnazes made of? When the US ultra-marathoner announced his plan to run 50 marathons through 50 American states in 50 days, people thought he was either superhuman or insane. Mainly the latter. "Mad... 50 marathons??!! H...
This week's problem is one that many runners will recognise: How do you cope with being a "beginner" again after injury?"I used to be a half-decent runner. I've run seven marathons with a PB of 3:36, and loads of half marathons and 10Ks. Then in January, I had a car accident and ...
's different! Running six days every week can get boring, and a few sessions doing something else is brillint for the mind and motivation if nothing else – it's something to look forward to and keeps your motivation up. – GreenoneDon't see rest days as lazy
in the same week.– Red Haired Girl Down UnderDon't overdo itIf you are that pooped from the run, you are probably overdoing it. Train carefully and slowly, then build intensity, speed and distance gradually. That way you will avoid injury and stay motivated
sprinted the next few miles faster than I've ever run an event, determined to make up for that slow start. It became a virtuous circle of motivation, with the pleasure of overtaking and the roars of the marshalls giving me even more energy. I crossed
was wonderfully toasty. I knew there was a reason why I bought loads of winter hillwalking gear in August! – VelociraptorThe magic of hatsLast week I went out with my club, had no motivation: I was constantly cold; arms and everywhere. It was the first time for a
is not so good, and people are used to working this way. Don't get me wrong, I hate the thought too – it's exploitation, and everyone deserves a fair wage for their work. When larger companies act in this way, saving money is the obvious motive. To be blunt
to recover from. But running 13 miles at a slow pace two weeks after a marathon is doable. – NessieThe half is the perfect cure for post-marathon bluesGo for it. I've always found it really hard to get myself motivated to go out after a big target race like a
back into it full time and glad of the break. The break has helped my mind and motivation as well as my body, because I'm far more keen to run now than I was a month after London. In fact I've just taken up triathlon. – BowiPodGetting straight back
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