For Endurance Training Use The 40% Rule, While Avoiding Bad Pain!

For Endurance Training Use The 40% Rule, While Avoiding Bad Pain!

You can do more than you think you can! Or the 40% rule of Navy Seals! "When you think you're done and have reached your limit, you're actually only 40% done." "The 40% rule, the SEAL explained, is the reason why even though most people hit a wall at mile 16 during a marathon, they’re still able to finish." Sidd Finch Pain is a normal part of any serious training program. For instance, I find the ... Read more

Endurance Athlete With Positive Attitude To His Aortic Disease

Endurance Athlete With Positive Attitude To His Aortic Disease

I just received an 'out of the blue' communication from an endurance athlete, Shaun, an ultramarathoner who plans to continue his running once he recovers from recent aortic valve surgery. Shaun kindly permitted me to present his story here, as extracted from our e-mail conversation. When you are out there on your own on the trails with aortic disease, inspiration from fellow 'aortic athletes'' provides ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.