If winners and losers have the same goals...what makes the difference?

If winners and losers have the same goals...what makes the difference?

James Clear the author of the New York Times bestselling Atomic Habits researched the habits and rituals of top performing athletes, artists and entrepreneurs. He shares his insights with an excerpt from his book.

“If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead…..”

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6 Science-Backed Reasons to be a More Mindful Runner

6 Science-Backed Reasons to be a More Mindful Runner

This Rundamentalists episode is an insightful article written by Mackenzie L. Havey, the author of the forthcoming book, Mindful Running. Mackenzie highlights six key reasons runners should consider embracing mindfulness and the shares the supporting science.

The last two decades have made way for a growing body of research supporting the use of mindfulness-based interventions to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and improve sleep among other things.

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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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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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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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