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The Mind is Primary

Running my last few racesĀ  I learned that the mind is primary not the physical. When I bonked after 16 miles at The North Face 50K last weekend there was a physical component but I know that the governor of the whole experience was my own head. There were plenty of times when I could …

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The North Face Endurance 50K @ SanFran Race Report

The race description lived up to it’s billing as a ridiculously challenging but beautiful course. I didn’t wear my GPS, but roughly plotted the course on runkeeper. You won’t find more incredible terrain than the Marin Headlands, site for The North Face Endurance Challenge. They had a 50 mile, 50K, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10k and …

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The Four Hour Body: Video Trailer

I’m a big fan of Tim Ferris‘s blog and his book The Four Hour Work Week. Here’s a trailer for his new book (to be released this month), The 4–Hour Body. Enjoy. Over at The Huffington Post, they have a link to this video, along with a poll asking for reader opinions on the book. …

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The Secret to Running Super Long Distances

Here it is. It’s a hidden secret that few people put into practice. It’s the trick to going long in any sport…but works super well for running. I’ll give you this priceless secret for free. To run long distances, all you have to do is: Get off your couch. Put on your shoes (unless you …

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Epic5 – When One Ironman Just Isn’t Enough

As if one Ironman wasn’t enough, these two ultra-endurance athletes did 5 Ironman-distance efforts over five days on five different islands in Hawaii in May 2010. Jason Lester and Richard Roll are also fueled by 100% plant-based nutrition. I like seeing people performing at a super-high level on vegetarian or even vegan diets. It just …

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So you think you are crazy?

It is inspiring to see people pushing the boundaries of what is possible, even if these guys are totally insane. Enjoy – then get out and start training! Trailer for First Ascents Series Real-life Spiderman Free-Base Jumper & Slackliner Dean Potter Ueli Steck’s Speed Climbing Records of Eiger, Matterhorn, etc.

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Positive Peer Pressure

I just finished my first track workout in 8 years. I owe it to a friend for motivating me to go. We did 3 x 1 mile repeats at a pace far too fast than I should have been running – with a 1/2 mile jog between each. I survived the workout and now feel …

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Pier to Peak Half Marathon

I just completed what was easily the toughest running race of my life, the Pier to Peak Half Marathon in Santa Barbara. 4,000 ft of elevation gain, with hardly more than a few hundred meters of flat road in the entire course. The winning time was 1:38 with most runners coming in around 2.5 hours …

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Endurance tips

I’ve started tweeting random tips for improving overall physical and mental endurance. I’ve never been much of a sprinter but tend to do better the longer things hold out. I’ve stumbled upon a bunch of things that work for me relating to health, nutrition, training and mental conditioning – and I’ll be sharing them on …

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Running Raw

I’ve been watching Tim VanOrden’s energetic YouTube videos for a while, but just today ventured over to his website. He’s a Raw Vegan and on a mission to show that that you can achieve world class athletic performance on that kind of a diet, and at an older age. Tim is 40 years old, setting …

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