Sunday, March 7, 2010

Staying Focused

It can be difficult to find motivation when runners are confined to a circular track. However there are a few tips to help keep runners alert.
It is important to change up running routes in order to not become complacent. Try running new routes and if you are able, run outside. The change of scenery and fresh air is usually a refreshing energy boost. When you find yourself loosing interest in your run, set small goals for yourself, and talk your way through keeping a pace.
Another important way to keep runs enjoyable is to run both on and off the treadmill to keep your runs exciting. A new song playlist on an mp3 player can also keep things interesting.
In order to keep motivation runners should always try to enhance their runs and make them interesting. Remember finding a running partner can also be a great way to stick to your goals.