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Runner's World (UK) - - Training -

Where am I most likely to feel the run­ner’s high?

Research shows that be­ing in na­ture can boost your mood, so choose scenic routes when pos­si­ble. How­ever, if you’re anx­ious about rocks or roots in your path, it will be harder to re­lax, so stick to smooth trails and paths.

How of­ten can I ex­pect to have a great run?

Not ev­ery run will be great (or even good), but the longer you fol­low a con­sis­tent run­ning sched­ule, the more of­ten you can ex­pect to en­joy your­self. Each year I have about a dozen great runs. Ef­fort, ter­rain, weather and my state of mind all have to come to­gether in just the right way to pro­duce this sense of joy.

How do I make it eas­ier to get up for morn­ing runs?

The night be­fore, lay out your clothes and set an alarm that’s out of reach of your bed. When your alarm goes off, fo­cus on one step at a time: turn on the cof­fee maker or ket­tle, get dressed, drink cof­fee or tea and leave.

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