How do you deal with a lack of motivation in running?

Back when I started my Instagram account 2.5 years ago I made a promise to myself, and later to the IG world at large, that I would remain transparent. I’d take you through the highs of training, as well as the lows. With that being said, it felt imperative that I share on here the struggle I’ve had with running these past 2 months.

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The Importance of the Tempo Run

Today I want to discuss what I consider to be one of the cornerstones of any training plan: the tempo run. I’m sure you’ve heard that term being tossed around, even if you have no clue what it means. And there’s also a good handful of runners out there doing tempo runs, but they’re doing them incorrectly.

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Mile Time Trial Recap & Why It’s Important for Training

The mile was not my favorite race. I preferred the 5ks of cross season, and the 2 mile during track. I vividly remember feeling sick to my stomach the week of those mile time trials in high school. I’m sure it’s because I put so much undue pressure on myself, thinking I had something to prove. Instead, I needed to look at it as a way to get honest feedback on where my fitness currently put me, so that our coach could do a better job of setting my paces for future workouts. All the time trial asks of you is to show up and give your best on that day. As long as you give your best, that’s all you can ask. If you had put in the work all summer, it would undoubtedly show. And if you slacked off? Well, that definitely became apparent as well.

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