I read many books on running. Here is a good one I am just finishing. About an American chap in 2008 who wants to run across America. As it says on the cover ‘ 3,063 Miles’. Excellent read. Although probably reading this will put you off extreme ultras forever.
The Writer sets out his ‘ Ten Commandments of Endurance’. Although these are perhaps written primarily for the Ultra Man/women they hold good for distance running in general. There are five of them.
1. Expect a journey and a battle.
2.Don’t dwell on the negative.
3.Transcend the Physical.
4.Suffering is OK.
5.Quitting is not an option.
As for me I took it very easy today and ran only 3 Km after running 31 Km yesterday. Didn’t feel that flash. No big deal.
Three weeks till the Melbourne Marathon.