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Re: Various Running Articles
« Reply #106 on: February 08, 2018, 01:03:46 pm »
posted this on FB:

Hmm.. Just ordered this. Whether it was jumping, running, boxing, lifting, or octet warfare -> I often end up focusing on mental components. This seems like my kind of book :D

A suitably versatile definition that I like, borrowing from researcher Samuele Marcora, is that endurance is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop.” That’s actually Marcora’s description of “effort” rather than endurance, but it captures both the physical and mental aspects of endurance. What’s crucial is the need to override what your instincts are telling you to do (slow down, back off, give up) and the sense of elapsed time. Taking a punch without flinching requires self-control, but endurance implies something more sustained: holding your finger in the flame long enough to feel the heat; filling the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds’ worth of distance run.

Also, regardless of whether or not you are a Malcolm Gladwell fan, he wrote the Foreword, and he's also surprisingly fast: 4:54 mile @ 51 years old in 2014.🏃‍♂️/tangent.

^^^^^^ epic read.. can't wait to slowly read this book.