Since I started running seriously (aka not in tag or after the ice cream truck… although, that is pretty serious), I have had many conversations surrounding the topic of motivation. Recently, the context of these conversations has included isolation from Runbuds and Swolemates, the cancellation/deferral of 2020 races, and the final result: no motivation to train.
To train, a definition by me: to exercise according to a plan that is designed to increase your fitness so that you can accomplish a physical goal. For runners, that means run and (hopefully) lift so that they can finish a goal race. We train so we can race. But many people have been disappointed to learn that their 2020 races are cancelled/deferred. So, why even train then? What’s the point?