I’m not sure what it is but as the days get longer running seems more enjoyable. I have started to notice it again over the past week or so as I have actually been able to wear my sunglasses for parts of my evening runs after work.
I do manage to keep up my regular running schedules throughout the winter but I have to admit there are some days when I almost dread having to go out for a run in the dark and cold. Those days my motivation comes more from feeling a need to get in the run to maintain my fitness or train for an upcoming race.
I am not sure yet if it makes a difference in my performance but when the sun is still shining as I get ready to leave work I find it easier to stay motivated and look forward to my run.
Do you notice a difference in your performance as the weather changes?