Extreme Endurance Movements

Extreme Endurance Movements or long distance running over a distance of 10-miles is largely aerobic in nature and requires endurance as well as mental strength. Extreme endurance movement (EEM) is the title chosen for this massive body changing paradigm. This concept in physical activity is responsible for transforming the body’s total composition. The concept is based on large quantities of movement, which changes the body’s physical structure in order to adapt to larger physical endurance activities. The results are total mass retention of endurance. Once established and practiced there is not a race distance that can’t be conquered.

Extreme endurance movements provide the force to tear muscles down which provides the counter attack of building stronger strands, therefore changing the body’s physical appearance that results in revolutionary forms. Extreme endurance movements are physically challenging as well as mentally challenging, which prepares the athlete by acquiring strength for ultimate racing. This is a natural force of change transforming the body composition into a new frame.

The cornerstone or foundational workout of distance runners is their weekly long run. The long slow distance builds physical endurance, mental toughness, and spiritual growth. The purpose of endurance training is to improve your pain threshold providing a strong foundation of tolerance. The structure responsible f increasing your physical and mental endurance is found in challenging your existing endurance level with longer periods of running.

Mental benefits
while there are significant and continuing physical benefits from running long runs regularly, the mental ones are superlative. The human citadel of obstinacy relating to change is broken once mixed with different levels of thought and experiences of wisdom. The common communication thread are stories of long run momentum and accomplishments building strength in mental posturing. This produces self-confidence and a positive Spirit. Engaging in walk breaks develops body and mind fusing, which relate to inner self-peace and joy.

Let’s go long!

The long run mostly focuses on distance and not speed, resulting in a trot at a slow pace or a long slow distance. The experience runner training for a marathon will pick up the pace in a long run. The workout usually becomes a threshold or tempo pace which is run at 30 to 45 seconds slower than marathon goal pace. This is a specific endurance training workout focused on achieving a faster pace held for 26.2 miles. Lastly, long runs should be considered a progression workout, which means that the weekly mileage should only increase by one-two miles. For example, if five miles is your longest run so far, then next week’s long run can be increased to six miles. This progression should keep increasing when the runner feels ready by one-two miles a week. The goal should be two-four long runs per month.

Take on the EEM challenge

Transform your body composition through massive changes in distance. Extreme endurance movements are responsible for the foundation that produces a stronger frame resulting in super power endurance. Physical, mental, and spiritual maturity increases when EEM is included in the runner’s curriculum. The focus through endurance building shines on the structure to be strengthened with might through the Spirit in the inner man. The common run becomes the ultra-run. Come to the mind, body, and spirit transformation through extreme endurance movements.


Happy Long running!

John Carlson
Coach RRCW

2 Comments on Extreme Endurance Movements

  1. I couldn’t agree more with this article. Between the long run and hill runs I’ve become a faster and more efficient runner. The long run also helps my mental outlook on things. Great advice.

    • Absolutly Gary, the goal is to transform our physical frame to an endurance machine, and you are incredibly on track with this goal!!!!

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