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Endure, Alex Hutchinson
"Limits are an illusion: a revolutionary book that reveals the secrets of accessing your hidden extra potential."
WHY I LOVED THIS.
I really enjoyed this book because as a runner, but more importantly an individual, I'm concerned with growth and improvement to uncover what I'm truly capable of.
In Endure, Alex explores the scientific research behind endurance and the human ability to push through rough circumstances from a physiological standpoint, but more importantly psychological standpoint. Because as many of us learn, often our abilities are only limited by the mental constraints we place upon ourselves.
How do we continue on in sport when we've hit the wall or when we're faced with difficult life situations? The ability to ENDURE is then seen as "the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop" and EFFORT, MOTIVATION, and BELIEF are needed to continue.
"The physiology and psychology of endurance are inextricably linked: any task lasting longer than a dozen or so seconds requires decisions, whether conscious or unconscious, on how hard to push and when." What matters most is then how the brain interprets signals from the body to continue on and whether or not we have the mindset and belief to do so.