Get-going tips for those times when your motivation takes a dive CHANGE YOUR WAY Even doing a familiar route in reverse can make a run more interesting. Or try a new park if you already know your usual route backwards. CHANGE YOUR PACE Add short bursts of speed to a run. Pick a landmark and run at a comfortably hard pace to reach it. Jog to catch your breath, then repeat. CHANGE YOUR MIND Make a deal with yourself to run for just five minutes. Once you’re out the door, you’ll probably want to continue. If not, maybe you do need a rest day. SCHEDULE IT Instead of ‘long-run Sunday’, plan specifically: ‘breakfast, run, Sunday lunch, nap, …’ Work out how to fit your miles into your day and check them off like a to- do list. TREAT YOURSELF A bacon sarnie sounds good, right? Or a box set? With something enjoyable, yummy or relaxing waiting for you, you’ll get out the door faster.