Looking at some quotes recently thinking about trail running motivation, I noticed this one in particular:
If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.Priscilla Welch
I thought this was quite motivating. Having just recently completed some great trail running after a good dusting of snow, I got to thinking about motivation when the weather gets cold and miserable.
It’s not easy for those starting out, and sometimes even seasoned runners struggle with motivation when the going gets tough.
Using some footage I took whilst out running our local snow-transformed trails, I put together a short video to help those in need of some trail running motivation.
Be sure to watch in HD or 4K at 60 FPS if possible.
Photos Out On The Trail
Here are some extra photos taken out on some of the recent snowy runs.
On this particular trail run, I started out from home a few hours after the snow had stopped falling. The route takes me about 1KM along local roads until I reach the start of a dirt track / trail.
The track leads around this fenced area for a number of kilometers.
You pass a few meadows along the way, as well as a small lake with one or two estates dotted around. A short river crossing with pedestrian path later and you’re just about onto the trails again.
If you take the time the trails are almost limitless here. They undulate and weave in all directions. Depending on how motivated you’re feeling, you can link multiple trails to create routes that never get boring.
At the top of this hill, a section of trails reach a small woodland. The snow is thicker here and I make my way through the terrain, using my memory of the ground beneath to avoid logs, rocks, and other obstacles.
Turning around, I follow the route back home, where a hot shower, drink, snacks and warmth await me.