Things You Can Learn From Distance Running
"Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did." - Nelson Mandela
Distance Running and the Olympics
One of the oldest track events included in the ancient Olympics is the long-distance run. By definition, any distance event of at least two kilometers is counted as distance running. Endurance is of paramount value in this competition. Like low-fuel F1 race cars, competitors must sustain their energies so as to seamlessly run towards the end of a long race.
Training for Distance Running
Distance running is a very popular activity. It isn't just an effective endeavor for physical fitness. It is also a great way to make acquaintances and meet new friends. However, one can't just merely step into the world of distance runners without being prepared for the sport—whether that's physical or mental preparation. This is why training is important.