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How to Train for an Endurance Challenge

How to Train for an Endurance Challenge

Endurance challenges had me hooked many years ago. Being deep in the pain cave, feeling completely broken and like you have nothing left to give. Finding a way to keep going, keep pushing and come out the other side to complete your wild and ambitious challenge. That feeling, is something I would love everyone in the world to experience. It’s magical because of the way it changes you.

Having completed some of the world’s toughest endurance events like Ironman, World’s Toughest Mudder, running 100km ultra marathons and cycling London to Paris in 24 hours, here is what I’ve learnt along the road.

A New Fitness Challenge

A New Fitness Challenge

It’s Friday night, verging on 3am and I’m dancing the night away in Soho. I really should go home because I have gym at 9am. The friends I’m with don’t believe I will stick to my commitment, but my mind is resolute. Saturday wouldn’t be the same without it. Neither would every day I seem to find myself there.

This is new for me. Very new for me. I am normally an outdoor fitness kind of girl. Previously I’ve found gyms boring and lacking in personality and community. I preferred training outside year round because I like training with whatever the weather throws and simply, being outside. Going for a run or cycle costs me nothing whereas gyms can be expensive. Since I started my fitness journey in 2008 I have spent very little time in gyms. But there is one gym that has completely changed my mind about all of this, Evolve353.

10 Top Marathon Motivation Tips

10 Top Marathon Motivation Tips

With a week until the London marathon, there’s no more training to be done. It’s taper time. Whilst the body rests, now is the time to get your mind into gear and prepare for the challenge ahead.

If you are starting to worry, feel fear or contemplate doubts, that is totally normal, you are not alone. I am doing the same. If it was easy everyone would be doing it! If you knew you could do it, it wouldn’t be a challenge. What happens in the mind during those 26.2 miles cannot be predicted or controlled, but it can be managed and we can prepare for it.