1. Make progress toward long-term goals.
While you may not have a major marathon on the calendar, you can still create meaningful goals to work toward. One of the best ways to stay motivated and build good habits is to make a routine and stick with it. The satisfaction that comes from steady progress is hard to beat.
“Setting weekly goals. Like this week it is to run a half marathon. Last week I ran 6 days of 6 miles."—luvforkids09
“Visualizing how much this block of training will benefit me for my upcoming races.”—blake.feron
“Having a written plan and checking off each workout when it is completed!”—new_slang
2. Join virtual races and online challenges.
An online challenge such as a virtual race creates a tangible goal with accountability, despite that fact that you’re running on your own. There are many reasons why we love virtual racing, including the online community and the benchmark it provides to help you continue your training.
"I joined an online challenge - set my mileage goal for the month which gets me out there."—dbirdpdx70
“Training for a virtual race!”—annieeeee_
“Strava Segment hunting.”—the_alex_ponce