Here are some tips to help return to your love.
GPS COLD TURKEY
Be honest – had you started to obsess over speed? It can actually start to suck the fun out of sport so do yourself a favour and leave the gps watch at home or switch off the app and just go out for a run, powerwalk or bike ride – JUST for the fun of it!
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Enjoy a week off! Sounds counter intuitive right but sometimes loosening the reigns once in a while and not scheduling one in stops that guilt feeling and actually makes you raring to go.
We all love new trainer day - right? That spring in your step but it doesn’t have to be that indulgent, some new running socks, a cycling related coffee cup or a new tee can all help give us back that racing joy feeling.
DON’T GO HARD or YOU MAY GO HOME
Race a shorter distance or purposely go for a slow jog only. A mile a day for a week will bring on your fitness and everyone has up to 15 minutes a day to themselves, right?
SWITCH YOUR DISCIPLINE
If you’ve lost your running mojo, try something else. Swimming/cycling/powerwalking/rowing. It will help maintain your fitness levels and may be that new goal you need.
ENROLL A BUDDY
Ok so you aren’t enjoying racing but committing to spending time with a friend and helping them on their fitness journey may be that feel good factor to reignite your passion.
Make sure you’re eating healthy, energising foods. A binge week on junk will leave the best of us sluggish and demotivated.
RACE SIGN UP
The motivation you may need could be as simple as a goal. Pick one of our challenges or a live race with a date not too far away so that you can fully regain your mojo, and then sign up for another race after to keep you on track.