I have referenced James Clear multiple times this week, and I will here once again, he is my go to for motivation.
"Motivation is often the result of action, not the cause of it. Getting started, even in very small ways, is a form of active inspiration that naturally produces momentum.
You don't need much motivation once you've started a behavior. Nearly all of the friction in a task is at the beginning. After you start, progress occurs more naturally. In other words, it is often easier to finish a task than it was to start it in the first place.
Thus, one of the keys to getting motivated is to make it easy to start."
Challenge: Instead of wishing you had more motivation or trying to keep up motivation, instead work on making something easy to start.
No motivation for hill repeats? Start a hill repeat Wednesday club, all invited. You may not feel like doing it but you have to meet and once everyone is at the base of the hill all the friction to doing hill repeats is gone.
No motivation for evening runs? Can you run commute? How about making larger dinners one night a week so you don't need to cook a second night and have time to run instead and leftovers are waiting for you at the end.
No matter what, remember, motivation is fleeting. In this October Run Reboot you may have found 3 things you want to incorporate into your training program. Figure out HOW and make them visible, easy to start and frictionless. I look forward to seeing your progress and hopefully you will share your journey with me!
Here's to a great November and beyond!