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
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
The inspirational story of David Goggins and how it can help us as runners? David Goggins is known to many as the hardest man in the world. He didn’t earn that reputation lightly. He has had a variety of accomplishments, such as overcoming obesity to join the highly trained US Navy Seals, running multiple endurance … 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