Monday, November 1, 2010

How to Push Past the Pain, as the Champions Do

Tom Fleming... a two-time winner of the New York marathon and a distance runner who was ranked fourth in the world, says there’s a reason he was so fast. “I was given a body that could train every single day.” Tom said, “and a mind, a mentality, that believed that if I trained every day — and I could train every day — I’ll beat you.”

“The mentality was I will do whatever it takes to win,” he added. “I was totally willing to have the worst pain. I was totally willing to do whatever it takes to win the race.”

But the question is, how do they do it? Can you train yourself to run, cycle, swim or do another sport at the edge of your body’s limits, or is that something that a few are born with, part of what makes them elites?

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