Looking for motivation

In the last few weeks I’ve run a 5k race and a sprint duathlon. While the 5k was an opportunity that popped up because we were in Chicago the weekend of the race. And it fit my training schedule for the du. But now that I’m done the du, I’m at a bit of a loss. I haven’t run or biked since the race, and I’m having a hard to time “finding the time” to get moving again.  The lethargy is even in creeping into my writing; it took me almost a week to finish the BTN Big 10k recap, and I haven’t even started the National Captial Duathlon recap yet. Hopefully I will find the “time” / motivation to get going again; maybe I have to sign up for another race.

What tips do you have for getting back to running/exercise after your goal race?

13 thoughts on “Looking for motivation

  1. Best motivator for me was a running partner. When I knew someone was depending on me to show up, it forced me to be there.

      • I was going to say that as well. It took me years to actually find that right person to kick my butt, but having an accountability partner is the absolute best motivator.

      • In fact finding the right person to run with has been the thing that has slowed me down. I will say, however, that my brother-in-law is the one who got me into running in the first place and who continues to sign me up for races so that I am encouraged. I also have a great sister-in-law on the West Coast emails encouragement when I go a little bit further or go a little bit faster.

  2. I have the same problem as you Chris and unfortunately I don’t have a training partner. Without a race plan, I simply lack the consistency in training. My advice is to keep the race card full πŸ™‚

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