Dean Karnazes Explores The Mental Battle Involved in Surviving a Marathon

Dean Karnazes Explores The Mental Battle Involved in Surviving a Marathon

Running legend Dean Karnazes proves he is not just an exceptional endurance athlete….he is also a great writer. In his latest inspirational book: The Road To Sparta, Dean openly shares the physical and mental pain he endured during one of his toughest ever challenges. He has kindly agreed to share his vivid description of what it takes to run a marathon. If you have survived the marathon (or plan to) you will find reading this text a very emotional experience. Enjoy.

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How to conquer extreme mental challenges: the Dean Karnazes interview

How to conquer extreme mental challenges: the Dean Karnazes interview

Our expert for this episode is legendary ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes. Dean provides insights into the mindset he uses to overcome extreme physical and mental challenges. To illustrate his approach, he also shares excerpts from his latest book, The Road to Sparta, which chronicles his experiences running one of the world’s most difficult ultramarathon events: The Spartathlon—a grueling 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta.

“There are two ways to cope with pain. One is to put your head down and grunt through it. I don’t know the other way”

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Ultramarathon Legend Karl 'Speedgoat' Meltzer Shares His Mental Toughness Tips

Ultramarathon Legend Karl 'Speedgoat' Meltzer Shares His Mental Toughness Tips

Karl ‘SpeedGoat’ Meltzer, a legend in the ultramarathon world shares the mental approach that helped him achieve the title of ‘Winningest 100-mile runner on the earth’, having won 38x 100 mile races. Karl describes his most recent challenge: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in record time as: Not only man versus clock, but man versus nature...and man versus self".

 

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Copy the visualization secrets of elite athletes

Copy the visualization secrets of elite athletes

Our guest expert, Christie Jenkins is a world class athlete in three different sports: Trampolining, Beach Volleyball and Crossfit.

In this practical, ‘How To’ guide, Christie explains easy ways to incorporate Visualization into your daily routine.

Visualization is a technique used by elite athletes for a reason – it works.

If you are striving to improve your running and triathlon performance…Christie’s advice will help you achieve your goals.

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Winning the mental fitness marathon

Winning the mental fitness marathon

Our guest expert for this episode, Dr. Danelle Kabush has over a decade of experience working as certified sport psychology consultant with several national sport teams via the Canadian Sport Institute. 

Danelle shares with rundamentalists readers how to build a practical mental fitness plan to improve your performance and recovery.

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3 simple exercises to develop mental toughness

3 simple exercises to develop mental toughness

Dan Golding is a respected triathlon coach and author of Triathlon For Beginners and Triathlon: Winning at 70.3. How to Dominate the Middle Distance.  

Through his coaching practice and training camps, Dan has seen the immense need for aligning mental strategies with physical training as this critical aspect of success is severely lacking for most athletes. 

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