30 Jun '16, 4pm

A running conversation with @NASCAR drivers:

A running conversation with @NASCAR drivers:

How does running help you be a better NASCAR driver? First of all, I don’t think you realize that you’re not fit until you become more fit. For me, I never would have said that I felt tired at the end of a race—after 500 laps around Bristol, I would just say that was normal. I’d get out and be sweating, my head’s hanging, ready to get something to drink, to go to the motorhome and sit down for a minute. But this year after the Bristol race, I got out and I still felt fresh, and I jogged up to my motorhome and I was like, “wow, this is way different.” I didn’t realize I was at a fitness deficit until I became more fit. And then the mental aspect of it. I run with no music—every now and then I’ll listen to a podcast or a sermon or something—to work on the mental aspect of pushing when it counts. We never disconnect anymore. We’re always on our phones, or we’re watching TV, o...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/celebrity-runners/a-running-c...

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