224: Does Running Need to Be Fun?

“Run for fun?  What kind of fun is that?”  This great line from Back to the Future highlights an interesting concept in the world of distance running.  Are we in this for fun and happiness?  In this episode, we cover the benefits of bringing joy to your running, but also how running, like everything in life, has highs and lows.  If we only run for happiness and when we are happy, would our training actually be as effective?



  • Running should be fun
  • Running should also not be fun
  • So is fun the goal?


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