Instead of thinking about the miles ahead, focus on hitting short goals, suggests Thurman. Maybe it’s getting to the next street, beating the light ahead, or shaving a few seconds off your last mile time. Setting immediate goals will push you to the finish line.
Consistency is key when it comes to making it through your runs, says Jones. If you schedule some jogs as a regular part of your weekly routine, it’ll soon feel like second nature to knock out your run — and you’ll even crave your daily sesh.