The infamous ‘Bottom Field’ assault course had triumphed. Its obstacles stood peaceful having claimed four new victims. Each muscle in my leg gave out a sigh, in both relief and upset. My determined thrashing had stopped. But I was gutted… I gazed over the Exeter Estuary as the morning sun bathed the view ahead. I … Continue reading A Lesson In Failure: My Time With The Royal Marines
How about a game of football? Over the distance of 100 miles... I am intrigued by the Tarahumara lifestyle. Numerous studies have honed in on their hardened culture and endless endurance. Most famous of those - Christopher McDougall’s Born To Run. And Reading it prompted me to run further down the trail of interesting information. … Continue reading 3 Interesting Insights Into The Tarahumara Running Culture
“Running is the problem”. For an injured runner, hearing this is like Scar sinking his claws into Mufasa as he clings on for dear life. A real helping hand would be nice. But no... Christopher McDougall had the same situation when a Sports Medicine Doctor told him the cheerful news. The only apparent answer to … Continue reading Born To Run? Understanding 3 Truths of Christopher McDougalls’ Best Seller
What fun; the persistent hammering of a devilish monkey trapped in your head. It is like a ship in a small bottle, you wonder how on earth it got in there!? A slap from your own hand won’t ease its fun; uncontrolled thoughts are like free bananas encouraging it’s rampage! You are standing there wondering, … Continue reading CBT For Runners: Reduce Anxiety And Pre Race Stress
Tough people are often described as Stoic. It is told to those who can endure with no complaint, keep their heads under pressure, and maintain their character during hardship. Stoicism is practical. There are disciplines you can start putting into practice right away, and feel your internal strength grow as a result. There is a … Continue reading 3 Tips Stoics Use To Improve Endurance
Improving your running times can bounce between hard fought highs, or stagnant swampy lows. We often feel both ends of the spectrum. Plateaus are disheartening when we do not break through. But hope is not lost forever! I made simple, and easy-to-implement changes to my training. My running improved as a result, so maybe a … Continue reading 3 Tips To Improve Your Running Times
Story of David Goggins is as inspirational is it is moving. David told his story through his book Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds which became an instant best seller. How can David's story help us as runners? Mental Toughness and Hard Work David Goggins is known to many as the … Continue reading What does the David Goggins Story teach us about Mental Toughness?
Running your first Ultra is a big deal. Most people spend months in preparation once they finally decide to run an ultra-marathon. Then there are those who start running ultras without deliberation. Read on to learn how Alex inadvertently ran his first ultra. 5am. The crisp cold had a weight to it, and I definitely … Continue reading How to Inadvertently Run an Ultra-Marathon