5 ways to stay motivated to run this winter

A British 800m runner, European Championships finalist and World Champions semi-finalist, Adelle has been using NURVV Run for the past two months, while building her winter mileage after a brief end of season break.

'The data I've received from each recorded run has given me a greater awareness of biomechanics, helping me understand what each running metric means for me', she says.

'Seeing my cadence, step length, balance and pronation contribute to improving my overall running health has been really satisfying. Particularly at this time of year when it's difficult to notice progress running with a lot of miles in the legs.'

Adelle has found NURVV’s Training Load feature helpful, too. Training Load compares your recent running volume to your typical mileage to help you strike the perfect balance between boosting your performance without slipping into overtraining mode.

'As an elite athlete I always want to do more to reach my goals, so seeing a detailed overview of the week can really give you an appreciation of how much demand the body is under, especially in the winter.

I'm excited to see how NURVV Run can help inform consistency in my running going into an important year ahead. But for now, here are some of the ways I am looking after my body and staying motivated during winter training, which I hope will resonate with anyone else working towards a running goal.'

Adelle's 5 top tips for staying motivated during winter training...

1. Remember why you started - the hardest part is getting out the door, so having a reason to get out always helps.

2. A good playlist - something upbeat usually makes me feel super motivated. At the moment I'm listening to a lot of Burna Boy's new Album 'Twice as Tall'.

3. Run with someone - finding a training partner holds you accountable for meeting at a specific time and not putting it off. I also find it makes training more enjoyable.

4. Record training - recording my training for the week, all in one place can feel really rewarding and serves as a good reference to look back at. The NURVV app stores all your running data to build a more detailed picture and offer advice on how to improve.

5. Set Goals - I know this is challenging to do in such an uncertain year, but setting a goal doesn't necessarily need to be a competition or race. A goal can be as simple as challenging yourself to stretch and foam roll twice a week or improve your Running Health Score on the NURVV Run app.

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