28 Feb '15, 6am

Lost your resolve to run? Here's how to get motivated. Again.

IT HAPPENS. Filled with New Year's resolutions, you start the year strong, diligently ticking off run after run. But gradually the excitement wears off, you skip a workout here and there, and before you know it, lacing up your running shoes begins to feel like a chore. Don't despair, though: You can find plenty of ways to push through the doldrums, overcome the excuses, and restart your running engines. YOU FEEL: OUT OF BREATH BEAT IT: If you can't talk in full sentences, you're going too fast. Run one minute, walk one minute for 10 minutes. Shift to a 2:1 run/ walk ratio for the next 10 minutes. Do whatever you feel like for the final 10 minutes. YOU FEEL: LIKE STOPPING BEAT IT: Starting out too fast can lead to a sudden increase in muscle waste products that can make you feel sluggish. Head out slowly—and remember, no pace is too slow. YOU FEEL: TIME-PRESSED BEAT IT: Mul...

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