OK, we can’t guarantee it. But we did survey the experts—as well as the speediest Men’s Journal staffers and friends—to find out what they do when they want to reignite their excitement for running. Because, let’s face it: As meditative as running can be, it can also be tedious. After a while, the comfort of a familiar route can grow humdrum. We’ve all had those mornings when we lace up our sneakers and find that our heart’s just not in it. When you’ve already tried downloading a new playlist, adding in fartleks, and dropping a small fortune on fancy new shoes, yet you’re still feeling meh, these tips will help you shake off your running ennui.
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