22 Jul '16, 1pm

Brain Training For Long-Distance Running:

First, the reason why I decided to publish this article is because of the author’s combined experience in studying and teaching sports psychology as well as his own running experience. The author states that the ideas discussed are based on research on and knowledge of how the human brain functions during long-distance running (which isn’t limited to ultra-distance runs and races) as well as field-expert hypotheses on the same. I, thus, disagree on a foundational level that the author’s inexperience in running events beyond a marathon’s distance makes the concepts of this article hypothetical–the ideas come from within the professional field in which the author works. Further, having run a good number of marathon-distance races and runs as well as ultra-distance races and runs, I’d definitely argue that the mental attributes needed for success cross back and forth over the...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2016/04/brain-training-for-long-di...

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