OK. You're an ultrarunner. Your resting heart rate is 35. A 3,000 foot climb is just a warm up, and you can throw up and pee while you run. You're hard core.
And, still, there are those times when it's hard to get out the door to get the miles in. Work has sapped your energy; the kids have sapped your energy; or it's minus 10 outside and you're just plain sick of running after your third 90 mile week in a row.
So, what do you do? What trick of mind, body, or mineral do you use to get yourself out that door?
For me, one of the best tricks seems almost too stupid to mention: Socks. If I put on my running socks at the start of the day, even if I don't plan to run until early evening, it seems to prime my motivation and ease me through the work/family/run transition. WrightSocks at 7am have saved many a 6pm run for me.
So, what's saved your runs?