“Depending on who you are, there may very well be an exceptional period of time in your life when you’re blessed to be able to push your body to run farther, faster or both. You’d be wise then, to proceed with great care in your quest for extreme endurance. Find a coach that does not have injured athletes. Many champions like to help people and they have reservoirs of knowledge that can make your progress much easier. The stakes get very high when you’re choosing to run outside of your comfort zone more often than not.
It’s easy to disregard the precautions about the health hazards of endurance athletics in recent studies by doctors and scientists from the Western Medical Model simply as alarmism. We can all take a step back and be humbled by the conclusions of their research though. So we can acknowledge the fact that sometimes the patterns that develop peak performance for marathon/super human ultra-endurance can become addictive for people. And concurrently, the consequences of running too much or too fast can take a toll on your long-term health without you realizing it, even if you’re seemingly trying to do all the right things. There are thousands of real-life examples of both scenarios.”
“For most of us, our daily workouts are best spent having more fun and enduring less suffering to attain lifelong robust health and spiritual balance. By always running in moderation, we never overtrain.”- Art
“If you want to study yourself, look into the hearts of other people. If you want to study other people, look into your own heart.” – F. Von Schiller
“In many ways our sport is beautifully simple. All you do is lace up your running shoes and head out the door. So on the surface it may seem like running requires less learning time, less training time, less equipment and less organization than almost any other fitness routine out there. At one time it was a logical conclusion that there should be little need to learn skills, hire an instructor or join a club but times have changed…
Choosing to run with other people at a conversational pace is the best way of controlling your speed while you enjoy their company, follow your coach’s instructions, all the while, modeling your fellow runner’s great running form and rhythm. Getting together with a training partner, an informal group of friends, or joining a running club can provide mutual encouragement and support when you need it most. Connecting with other people expands your knowledge base and gives you a motive for staying with your training”. – Art