Increase motivation by joining a running group

One of the best cures for a lack of motivation to run is to join a running group. Running groups provide camaraderie and a support system that is impossible to replicate when running by yourself. Of course, running groups can also have drawbacks if the workouts are not right for your level of running, or […]

To avoid burnout, it is critical to understand the role genetics plays in running

One of the most difficult obstacles in maintaining the motivation to run is the tendency to compare yourself with other runners. It can be difficult to accept when someone you know is able to run faster than you with less training. In order to overcome the frustration of not running as fast as others, it […]

Five great reasons to run when you don’t feel like it

The Guardian has an interesting article on five reasons why runners should not give up on running. It can be easy to make up an excuse for missing a run, whether it be feeling tired, convincing yourself that running is bad for you (“hurts the knees”), or assuming that the weather is too bad for […]

Gaining Running Inspiration from Bill Rodgers

With two weeks to go until the Boston Marathon, it is a good time to reflect on one of Boston’s greatest runners – Bill Rodgers. Few runners have matched the running success of “Boston Billy.” Between 1975-1980, Bill won the Boston and New York Marathons four times each. He is the only runner to have […]

How to Set Successful Running Goals

The beginning of the new year provides an excellent chance to evaluate the current state of your running and set new running goals. It doesn’t matter if your goal is a 4 minute mile or 4 hour marathon, setting firm goals is a critical way to motivate yourself to train hard and keep focused. Here […]

Returning to running

One of the most common stories in my local running club is “How I returned from running.” The story usually begins with how the person ran during high school, or even college, and then stopped. This running break often lasts as long as 15-20 years. These runners cite all kinds of reasons for getting back […]