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Archives for the day Thursday, February 18th, 2010

It can sometimes be really difficult to find the motivation to go out and run.  Too tired, too cold, might get dark, have errands, and so on — nothing but excuses.  People overcoming injuries or who are new to running may find it even more difficult to put together a running plan, which can lead to people quitting on themselves a tad bit too early.

Ted isn’t a big fan of Jeff Galloway’s run-walk-run method, but it can be very effective for new runners.

A Twitter friend sent along a link from entitled “Find Your Running Motivation.”  As such, Galloway talks about how he found motivation during the 1964 Olympic 10K race after chatting with gold medal winner Billy Mills.

Here is a brief tidbit from the article:

Whether you’ve run a marathon or struggle to cover a city block, you can use the inspiration of Olympians to improve your fitness and find a level of competition that’s right for you. After I heard from more than 250,000 members of my Galloway training programs, running retreats, running schools or e-coach/consulting clients, I’ve come to understand that there is a competitive drive inside each of us–even those who deny it.

It may be easy to come up with excuses, but you have to do whatever is necessary to ignore those thoughts in your head.  I’ve never had a regret when I finally find the motivation to get out the door for a run, even if the weather is cold and foggy.