09 Jan '18, 1pm

How @AnnaMcNuff made life one big running adventure:

Once upon a time Anna McNu represented Great Britain at rowing. Dogged by injury she retired from the sport in her mid- twenties and began darting around the world in search of endurance challenges. She has now written a book,The Pants of Perspective, about her latest great adventure, a 2,000-mile run across New Zealand. THE THING I LOVE MOST ABOUT AN ADVENTURE IS THE UNPREDICTABILITY. Although I’ll have a rough idea of the route and the end goal, I don’t know what’s going to happen ve miles down the road. IN NEW ZEALAND, I WOULD BREAK DOWN MY DAY INTO 10K CHUNKS. In my head, I was only ever running 10K at a time. If I hadn’t, I would’ve freaked myself out – running 2,000 miles is a long, long way. ‘Only 1,991 miles to go, Anna!’ I think I would have cried. IT ALL STARTED WITH RACE TO THE STONES. It’s 100km and I did it on no training. I’d read [Chris McDougall’s] Born to ...

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