Can You Become Addicted To Running?

Can You Become Addicted To Running?

Marc David is a veteran journalist whose writing career spans three decades, during which time he has covered the sports spectrum from heavyweight boxing champions to the Olympics. Throughout his career, he has managed to run every day....a streak stretching over 33 years!

Marc doesn’t just love running… he is literally addicted to it and has written a book to share his experiences: The Addicted Runner.

If you ever find excuses not to run (when you know you should) you will be inspired by Marc’s post for Rundamentalists.

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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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What can runners learn from FBI undercover agents?

What can runners learn from FBI undercover agents?

LaRae Quy was an FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent for 24 years. As an FBI agent, she developed the mental toughness to survive in environments of risk, uncertainty, and deception.  

LaRae has agreed to share some of her mental toughness secrets with Rundamentalists readers to help give you a competitive advantage.

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8 strategies to boost your confidence

8 strategies to boost your confidence

In this post, sports psychology expert and best-selling author Jim Afremow, Ph.D. shares more mental toughness secrets used by elite athletes; focusing on the role of confidence with an excerpt from The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite.

With confidence you can race at your best when it matters most. Here are eight strategies for boosting your confidence:

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12.5 easy ways to screw up a marathon

12.5 easy ways to screw up a marathon

It is exactly one week since I ran the Illinois Marathon in my slowest ever (uninjured) time. Age grading the result in the Yale Run Age calculator (aka The Runner’s Time Machine) confirmed that I performed as my 75 year-old self. In short it was a ‘stinker’.

Recalling the interview with the eminent sports psychologist, Dr. Jim Afremow, a winning mindset looks at a defeat as a learning opportunity. Dr. Jim advocates “Win or Learn” rather than the more typical Win-Lose mentality.

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