Keeping running interesting
I tend to get a little bored running, any advice for keeping running interesting and enjoyable?
Take someone who makes you laugh, although I couldn't get my breath for laughing last time I took my friend, we had a giggle and I want to go again! when it's not raining though
Do you try varying your routes? Listening to music is the most important thing for me to make it interesting. I recently downloaded a couple of songs off all my old favourite albums so there are some really random things on there I haven't heard in ages, so it is quite interesting to listen to when I'm running (as I don't know what's coming next) and makes running more fun.
Yep, mix it up in any and every way possible - different times of day, different routes, different paces, different focuses, different surfaces, different clothes, different foods, different people, different days, etc etc. And race - race different races, you train a lot differently for a 5k to the way you train for a marathon, so take advantage of that. If all else fails, you could always try racing cyclists up hills and stuff like that too .
"Only mzungus run along the paved road" Chris Cheboiboch, Kenya.
I agree with the above, I mix my routes, listen to music, go at different times of day and sometimes I just run for fun, or do intervals, or set myself a time etc. I also vary between outdoors and the treadmill.
Have you got a favourite way of running? I.e. treadmill or outside? Music or no music?
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Take you ipod with some decent music on it for motivation always helps :-)
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Yep that's a good one. I might get a podcast to help
Especially as the radio shows I like, never coincide with the times I run. So podcasts are ideal.
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If it's a long and slow one perhaps you could get an audio book to listen to?!
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." - John Lennon
I think audio books are a really good idea - they would definitely help to hold off the boredom for a while.
A really good playlist and I often think back to past holidays - trying to remember what I did on each day, where I ate - the beers I drank!
That's a nice thing to think about while you're running! I always plan things and try to work stuff out while I'm running - even silly stuff like what I'm going to eat that week or what I'd like for Christmas.
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