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Jeff answers your questions
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.