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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Tough Girls: Inspiring stories

Tough Girls: Inspiring stories

Our guest expert for this episode is Sarah Williams: the host of the ‘Tough Girl’ podcast. Sarah interviews women demonstrating extreme levels of mental toughness and is sharing with Rundamentalists readers the key attributes needed to tackle life’s biggest challenges.

Sarah isn’t just about tough ‘talk’, she also puts her words into action and is currently training for the grueling Marathon des Sables (6 marathons in 6 days across the Sahara desert).

Highlighting the stories of three amazing women, Sarah will inspire you to harness your mental strength to become literally: unstoppable.

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Steve Cannon: My 1037 mile run around Lake Michigan

Steve Cannon: My 1037 mile run around Lake Michigan

Life, Love, Loss and a Historic Run! 40 Days is a brutally honest and inspiring story about Steve Cannon’s historic journey around Lake Michigan. Just imagine averaging a marathon a day for 40 straight days, it’s a story of dedication and determination, love and loss, and living in the moment. And most importantly, it confirms what can happen when you push yourself farther than you ever thought was possible.

Steve has kindly agreed to share a part of his inspiring book with followers of Rundamentalists …Enjoy.

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Two hours: The quest to run the impossible marathon

Two hours: The quest to run the impossible marathon

Two hours to cover twenty-six miles and 385 yards. It is running’s Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. But now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon will require an exceptional combination of speed, mental strength, and endurance. In this episode, award winning journalist, Ed Caesar is sharing a section of his fascinating book: Two Hours – The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

Ed traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal—and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit.

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8.5 tips for making running goals that last

8.5 tips for making running goals that last

For many runners, the New Year signifies a fresh start; a time to think about goals and the commitments you plan to make. Yet, for all the initial enthusiasm, keeping yourself motivated, committed (beyond Jan 2nd) and moving toward the accomplishment of those goals is often tough.

If you’re tired of setting goals and making resolutions that quickly fade, consider our expert tips to help you stay focused.

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How to guarantee your marathon goals

How to guarantee your marathon goals

Our expert for this article is Paul Miller, the Coordinator of the Nike+ Pace Team for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Having completed approximately 35 marathons himself and successfully pacing many times, Paul has been leading the largest marathon pace team in the world since 2007.  

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