The Ultrarunner Mindset – Podcast Episode 49

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Episode 49 – The Ultrarunner Mindset

A conversation between Paul Garrigan and Joel Lewin.

In this episode of the podcast, I talk with Joel about my recent experiences of running 52km in Bangkok. Ultrarunning is all about going beyond our preconceived ideas about what we are capable of doing. Even if we have no intention of ever running an ultramarathon, this mindset of leaving our comfort zone can be of a huge importance for anyone attempting to break free of addiction and start a new life.

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Topics covered in this week’s show include:

  • Why would anyone want to do an ultramarathon?

  • When you run these longer distances, do you ever feel like giving up?

  • Are there links between running and mindfulness?

  • Do you have any tips for using mindfulness as a tool while running?

  • Has the process of training for an ultramarathon changed you?

  • How does pushing ourselves to our limits benefit us?

  • Should everyone take up ultramarathon running?

  • What are the psychological benefits of long-distance running?

  • What about runner’s high?

  • Can running be helpful for people in early recovery from addiction?

Here is a YouTube video I made of the last few kilometers of my 52km ultramarathon – click here.

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