Friday Finds – 18th March

Friday Finds is a regular feature in which I collate and share interesting articles and posts on running/health/fitness which I’ve read recently. Some might be inspiring, some might be scientific, some might provoke debate. All are things I’ve found in some way thought-provoking.

It’s been a difficult few days for me (more on that another time), but even though it’s now Sunday rather than Friday, I need a bit of a distraction so here’s some reading material to keep you occupied this evening:

Today marks the final day of Eddie Izzard’s 27 marathons in 27 days challenge – with a double marathon! I’ve been following along throughout his challenge and enjoyed reading his thoughts in The Guardian earlier this week.

And to tie in with Eddie’s challenge, here are some ideas from the BBC‘s iWonder site about what it takes to complete an endurance challenge such as this.

One important factor in any endurance challenge is self-belief: you have to believe you can do it before you can be successful. Here are some thoughts on the matter from the Training Peaks blog:

Someone else who knows a thing or two about endurance challenges is Emma Timmis. I first came across Emma on the Tough Girl Podcast and enjoyed learning a bit more about her and her forthcoming challenges.

And finally, if you’re thinking of taking on any kind of challenge, then here are some thoughts from Lisa Jackson who transformed herself from a fitness-phobe to a multi-marathoner who is about to join the 100 marathon club. It just goes to show that anything is possible if you really want it.

Happy reading,
The Running Princess



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