November 01, 2010

Good reading before an ultra

Aside from getting physically for a race, I strongly believe in mental preparation and attitude. The next few days I am resting physically while I read material that confirms my positive frame of mind for running 100km this Saturday. Believe and Achieve.

Like many runners, I feel that running is a core part of my being. And I am glad to read that we, as humans, are well suited to running, and running long distances.

In Running Through the Ages, Edward Sears writes, “Where we really excel, as a species, is running long distances. Of all the animals on Earth, humans can run the farthest. … Virtually all healthy humans possess the ability to run long distances whether they make use of it or not—a legacy from prehuman runners long ago.”

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