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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