Brom Hoban writes about one of the biggest challenges in running in the article, ‘Tips for staying motivated (even when you're not)’ for the Austin American Statesman.
Tips include taking a break from running, running at a different time of day or changing your route, running with a partner, crosstraining, and reviewing your running goals.
My running club, the Albany Running Exchange, offers group runs several times each day and can help runners find workout partners.
Taking a break from running is my most powerful motivator. I get antsy and after a day or two, and can’t wait to get back in my running shoes. For me, rest days are as essential to my training as the running itself.