This is something I've been struggling with but I have seen to rediscover my motivation this weekend after great runs at Princess half!
Before I left, I read Jeff Galloway's book Mental Training for Running and gave me a lot to think about. I have felt lately like I can't do it (even though we know I can for example with Dopey Rebel!) and it has been bringing me down. I have not been seeing the training times I want and I feel like I'm getting slower.
While reading the book, I was studying the chart with intervals and corresponding minute per mile pace and decided that could be the issue.
I visited Jeff at the Expo and told him I had been reading the book and had been thinking about adjusting my interval and he suggested to try a 90 sec running and 30 sec walking.
Well I tried it out and it definitely worked! I had some of my fastest Disney times without feeling tired or stressed and I was able to push harder at the end and felt better than I had been lately.
During my runs, when I was getting a bit sluggish, I used some of the mental sayings from the book to help me along such as-you are strong, you are capable, you can do this and they really do help.
Has anyone else used this book for Motivation? Are there any running books you would recommend?