Are you feeling like you’re in a running rut? Don’t let it drag you down by thinking about it as negative but turn it into a positive experience. Let it be a force to push you to try new things with your running.
I was feeling in a rut when I decided to add in speedwork earlier this summer and now I’ve been feeling like my running was starting to get in too much of a routine again (and not in a good way). One thing that I noticed is that I tend to run the same routes over and over again. It’s hard to mix-up my weekday routes because of time constraints but even on the weekends I was choosing the same routes.
Now, for the last two weeks, I’ve been trying to go to new places for my running. I’ve gone to two Minnesota State Parks and also made the choice to detour off my usual running route. And it’s making it fun again to explore new places. I don’t know exactly where the next hill is or when I’m going to hit my next mile marker. And it’s so much fun to not be thinking about my runs in that way and to explore new areas around the Twin Cities!