Battling The Blues: Five Cures For Running Boredom

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

5. Cross train

Occasionally, running boredom can best be cured by not running at all. If you’re feeling burned out, get your heart rate up by doing something else such as swimming. Or you could take a mountain bike out on some single-track trails and find new and exciting running routes. Use your recovery days to cross train on an elliptical machine. And if you’re really feeling burned out, don’t be afraid to simply take a zero. Sometimes a little break from the roads and trails is a good way to mentally recharge.

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