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 my twitter every day. Check it out if you are interested!
I’ve been fascinated with the study of endurance for years. I am always amazed at people who are able to endure and outlast more than anyone else.
In the case of endurance, the best study is through direct personal experience. In my own experiences of pushing my edge – whether through racing Ironman Triathlons, cycling 200+ miles in a day or swimming across Puget Sound – I’ve discovered more about my self than through anything else.
By enduring, I’ve also stumbled across a few techniques that anyone – regardless of physical ability – can apply to significantly increase endurance.
“When you think you are about ready to quit….you’re only at 40% of your potential” – David Goggins
If you like this video short by L-Studio, you can read more David at his website. He is an active member of the Navy Seals and avid ultra-marathon runner and triathlete.
He took up endurance running fairly recently and as his first triathlon completed the grueling Ultra-Man (more than a double Ironman!). I love to see stories about people like David, who are shattering our limiting beliefs about the human potential.