How To Break Out Of Your Running Rut

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Jan. 24, 2014
  • Updated Jan. 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM UTC

Use these three tips to get yourself back on track.

Finding yourself stuck in a slump happens to every athlete at least once in their career, even top pros. It doesn’t matter if your slump is physical or mental, climbing your way out of a rough patch in training or racing can feel like beating your head against a wall. After many years helping runners break out of their racing funks–along with plenty of time spent digging my way out of my own periods of stagnation–here are my top three fail-proof ways to break free of your running slump.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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