Fri, 27 October 2017
2017 was the inaugural year of the mis-named Moab 200, a 238-mile endurance race in the desert of southern Utah. Along with the 98 gritty people that finished this race, Courtney Dauwalter, stunned observers with a first-place finish.....ahem.....nearly TEN HOURS before the second place finisher! Fellow finishers, Cameron Hanes and our own Don Freeman (Triple Crown of 200-milers recipient), help The Nation understand how she did this only one month after finishing sixth (first place female) at Run Rabbit Run 100 & two weeks after a first place at The Bear Chase 50.
Fri, 20 October 2017
Why do we put so much emphasis on talent rather than our effort? In the book Grit:The Power of Passion and Perseverance author, Angela Duckworth helps us understand that EFFORT counts twice as much as talent when trying to achieveing a goal.
Talent X Effort = Skill
Skill X Effort = Achievement
Gu Energy Labs' VP of innovation and R&D, Magda Boulet
and East Coast Executive Producer, Andy Jones-Wilkins
join The Nation to discuss Grit.
Take the Grit Test to see where you are on the grit scale
Visit Angela Duckworth's web site on Grit
Check out Don't Dilemma at mile 144 of the Moab 240-mile race: VIDEO
Thu, 12 October 2017
In December of 2014, we spoke with Brian MacKenzie, founder of crossfit endurance, ultrarunner and co-author of "Unbreakable Runner, Unleash the Power of Strength & Conditioning for a Lifetime of Running Strong". He joined The Nation to talk about how you can train for lifelong healthy and sustainable running by incorporating crossfit endurance training. The main principles include:
Get the book HERE
Brian's other book, " Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training"
Fri, 6 October 2017
Why do you run? In most cases, people talk about the HOW or the WHAT to try and explain this. When it comes down to it, we need to have a well understood WHY before we can successfully change our behaviors.
Over 5 years ago, we read a life-changing book by Simon Sinek, "Start With Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action". Although this book can be related to many aspects of your life, we take it to the trail to see how it will fare. We talk about the biology (not the phycology) of the power of the WHY and how fun it is to discover why other people run.
Get a jump start on the subject by watching this Ted talk (viewed over 34,000,000 times) by Simon Sinek.
Visit Simon's web site
Get the book
Use this worksheet to begin uncovering and defining your Why, How and What: TheGoldenCircle