Battling The Blues: Five Cures For Running Boredom

Try running with a friend to keep away boredom while training. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

3. Inject a little bit of speed during your slower days

Most running boredom manifests itself on our recovery days when we are heading out at slower-than-usual paces. The next time you find yourself struggling this way, consider drastically altering your pace for a short period of time. Set your watch on a 30-second countdown and inject a quick surge, which should be run as fast as possible. This short shot of adrenaline will help ward off the blues, and one or two mid-run, 30-second surges shouldn’t take away from your recovery goals for that day. Another way to inject some variation in your run is to sprint up every hill you encounter along the way.

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