Runners have a deep passion for the sport.

We dedicate months to training, never miss a group run, and are willing to wake up well before the appropriate hour just to log a few miles.

We love to run.

But sometimes … sometimes even the diehard among us hit a slump. Maybe it’s the weather, or a lack of free time. Or maybe because of a missed goal and lack of motivation.

Whatever the reason, there is a time in every runner’s journey when running simply sucks, and quitting or skipping runs becomes more appealing that fighting through.

Today I’ve created a video about those — nasty, depressing, better forgotten — times.

Because it’s how we deal with the challenges that makes or breaks us as a runner.

Ready to face your slump head on?

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Remember, sometimes training is going to be hard … but you will get through it.


Author Doug Hay is the founder of Rock Creek Runner, host of the Trail Talk podcast, and fanatical about everything trail running -- beards, plaid shirts, bruised toenails, and all. He and his wife live and run in beautiful Black Mountain, NC.

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