Long distance running wears out your body, but the real battle happens in your mind. Here’s the mental trick an ultramarathoner used to push through the most difficult moments of running 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days.
I ran a marathon a little over a week ago, and while I’m glad I finished, it totally kicked my arse. A new study from the Yale School of Medicine might explain a bit why. Besides the sore muscles, running a marathon wrecks your kidneys for a few days.
With any marathon or long distance run, not only is physical preparation important but it is also crucial to prepare mentally for the gruelling number of miles. Because running a marathon is not just about the body – the mind also matters quite a bit as well.