We have the time to do other chores instead of training. Running and training take a long time if you add it all up. But if we dissociate the physical effort from the mental effort, then it is possible to think of numerous other things that you don't have time to dissect and organize the rest of the time:
Make a point on the day: the bad jokes of your boss, the ultra-healthy meal you'll concoct after the session, the perfect plan to set up a restaurant atop of the Alps, your survival lessons in case of running onto a mountain lion or a bear during your trails ...
If you can not bear it alone any longer, share your passion with others. Call a running buddy and train with them. Time will fly by, and you can still hear them complain about their leaky roof or their passion for bumper cars. Moreover, if their performance is not as good as you, you can always push a little more by knitting while you wait on a staircase or on a rock while holding a posture that screams "I've been waiting for a long time."
Routines can become old and tiresome. If you don't want to end up stuck in a routine you MUST vary the trails, the distances, the sessions. Give yourself the means to go out in the wilderness if you are a city dweller; this way you can change the little poison that fills your lungs (smog). On the other hand, the landscapes will be more beautiful, the air will be fresher, the paths more technical, in short: pleasure. Don't hesitate to venture off the beaten paths: your technique and your balance will improve, and with a little luck you will come across a corpse dating back to several weeks.
Bad weather is one of the most important factors in race boredom and lack of will, which you can easily counter with the Ultra Light Jacket or the Ultra Rain Jacket.
If you listen to music during your races, favor long songs and entire concerts, they will give you the impression that time passes quickly. The alternative of audiobooks can be chosen, changing from Michael Jackson or Rihanna's playlist ... Radio can be a good thing too, a bit of culture can't hurt!
Running at night in dirt and forest paths is a rather an unusual experience. Indeed, accompanied by a headlamp (like our Silva Headlamp), you can (re)discover the sensations of a bandit on the run by running through the trees and hillls.
We gave you various techniques and methods to fight against boredom during the race. This article does not concern everyone, we know it. You can read it "for a friend".