Staying motivated this winter can be a bit tricky for even the most seasoned runners and that’s where we come in. With a chill in the air and it getting darker faster, here are a few ways you can stay motived and keep your fitness journey on track.
Keep It Fresh
Sometimes sticking to the same route can get a bit tedious, so switching up your scenery can help keep things fresh and help you with staying motivated on your fitness journey. White repetition may be a key structure in any workout, it’s also important to stay inspired so that it gives you a push to keep doing what you need to do.
Get Some Company
Running alone while sometimes may be a bit therapeutic, it can get a bit boring. A fun way in staying motivated is to grab a few of your friends and run with them! The company will not only be fun, but you can also pick up a few tips and tricks from your friends! So grab a few running buddies and keep training.
Structure and Track Your Training
If you’re a seasoned runner, you probably have your races on lockdown, so training should be pretty much streamlined and build into those events, peaking before the actual race and then balancing both rest and recovery.
Developing a plan will help in staying motivated and will include sessions at a range of various intensities – from short, sharp interval sessions to tempo runs and longer, easier paced, recovery runs.
Each session should have a specific purpose and should provide enough training stimulus as part of the overall plan. Being able to have a clear and direct training session will go a long way in staying motivated for your runs.
The key to staying motivated is to ensure you have a clear goal in mind, switch up your routines and make training fun! With the colder weather it can be a bit difficult but remember that the end result is always worth it!