Just getting the miles in
One of the most important things I've learned over the last several years is to just be consistent. We all have days where we don't want to get out of bed or would rather grab a beer with some friends than to push through the run that's looming in the back of our mind.
Things I've Used To Help With Consistency
Plan out your day
When we don't plan, it makes it much easier for us to fall victim to the "Eh, well I just don't have time for that today" mentality. Make a plan and stick to it. It also helps to keep us from overworking in other areas of our lives. Balance is good.
Don't worry about your speed all the time
It's totally okay to not worry about your speed on a particular run. Getting in the miles and maintaining all the goodness that comes with running is what counts. Given, we all need rest days too but that's another thing.
Feed your motivation with inspirational athletes and friends
Sometimes, when I don't feel like running, I start looking at what my mentors/inspirational people are doing. It's always uplifting to see others out on the road/trail. Surround yourself with disciplined people, online and offline.
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