"The more you do it, the more you want to do it, and thus the more motivated and capable you are to do it. It’s not always easy if you are somewhere that you’ve been dozens of times previously, but you can always slow things down, look around, look for something new, and go explore it. As soon as you do this, you will find yourself wanting more. The satisfaction of doing this will make you want to look for more, and no matter how many times you have been down the same trail, you will begin to find that there is always a new way to experience old locations. Wander, get lost, stop, and sit down, it’s actually very easy to make the outdoor world feel like a very novel and unique place because, no matter how many times you’ve been in a particular place, it’s always a little different each time you go back." by Geoff Roes

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Comment by Margot W on October 23, 2013 at 2:43pm

I like to race in different places for this reason.  I like exploring different terrains and listening to the different sounds or lack of sound.  When I did the R2R2R last November, we started at 4:30 in the morning.  I remember looking out at this vast black hole and the silence,  It was an incredible experience.   I want to take this approach more on my training routes.  

Comment by Eric Welsh on October 23, 2013 at 1:14pm

I have started taking my running shoes with me anytime I go somewhere. Especially if I have never been there before because there is so much you miss when you drive. It is the single best way to explore!

Comment by Eric Orton on October 23, 2013 at 10:53am
Great post. Why do YOU explore on foot?

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