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Updated by Fusion 360 on Nov 20, 2014
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Motivation: How To Get Off The Couch and Get Running

Many individuals find it difficult to run for pleasure. However, running is one of the most inexpensive and effective ways to stay in shape. Every athlete needs motivation to get moving, which is why it’s important to use motivational techniques that foster training inspiration.

Purchase New Gear

Athletes who have new gear are generally more excited to lace up and get running. Unsoiled and fresh gear can also help individuals feel like they are receiving a new start, creating the opportunity to advance their fitness level.

Create Goals

Research has shown that to keep running motivation high, individuals should create a training schedule that contains reachable goals. This motivational technique is particularly popular with weekend warriors and professional athletes.




Races all over the world cater to different fitness levels. Furthermore, after signing up for a race, athletes are more likely to get moving because they must be prepared on race day.

Team Up

Running isn’t often viewed as a team sport, but training with others shouldn’t be overlooked. Running with a friend or club can help individuals stay honest about their fitness level.

Enjoy the Silence

Although running can include loud music, it’s often nice to turn down the training tunes. Exercise can provide a needed relief from the everyday stress of life. Individuals who need extra motivation to run may want to consider leaving the technology behind.

Get Creative

In general, people do not want to do the same thing over and over. To keep motivation high, athletes can include different distances and locations in their training programs.

View Running as More

When individuals become tired with their training routine, it is generally because running has become a simple exercise activity. Instead of thinking of running in a traditional way, individuals may benefit from viewing their workout as a form of adventure, exploring new places they have never seen before.

Tune Up

Many individuals rely on other sources to run. In fact, one of the most known and used sources of running inspiration is music. Music can help runners avoid boredom and create a cadence that leads to the perfect run.




Mackenzie Martin writes for Mettis Trainer. She is a writer at Fusion 360, an advertising agency in Utah. Find her on Google +.

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