Jonathan Beverly is returning to the show today to discuss his newest book Run Strong, Stay Hungry: 9 Keys to Staying in the Race.
As a former Editor at Running Times, a high school cross country coach, and lifelong runner Jonathan has learned a thing or two about running.
Aging is Inevitable and Should be Embraced
No runner is immune to the effects of aging, therefore adapting is a necessity.
- Implement new routines to improve mobility, strength, and stride.
- Mental adaptation is as important as the physical.
- Strong emotional attachments are made to paces/times and can interfere with the goal of longevity in running.
- “What is the best I can do today? What is a good result for me?” These will constantly be changing.
As a runner in his 50’s, Jonathan is learning to compete with his aging body.
Training along with goals should constantly evolve.
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Allowing ego to get in the way is the biggest mistake a runner can make.
Jonathan has concluded that people that run forever have 2 things in common:
The dangers of success are that one gets attached to success.
If winning is the only goal then running just becomes the means to an end.
We Have a Will- Use it
People are wired for struggle and have slowly evolved into sedentary lifestyles.
Running is one of the few places people to can choose to put themselves into a struggle.
The body may say no, but the mind says yes.
One can either see the world through a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
A growth mindset is optimal for runners that want to continue running long-term.
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