Cameron Hanes is a well-known American athlete, podcaster, influencer, bowhunter, and brand owner. Born on October 22, 1967, in Oregon, Cam still lives there and works for the Springfield Utility Board. So how does a small-town guy become this larger than life motivational icon? In today's article, we aimed to find out.
Spring is here (at least in most parts of the country) and that means outdoor running season. While many of you may have spent the winter on a treadmill, running outside can be a bit an adjustment. Fear not, however, as a few runs on the pavement, and you'll quickly knock the rust off.
Mental toughness is a crucial trait for runners to develop as it helps them stay focused and motivated, especially when they encounter physical or mental challenges. Have you ever been cruising along on a run, when all of a sudden negative thoughts cause you to breathe harder, slow down, and sometimes, even stop?
Where I live, we're still in full-fledged winter mode, which means a lot of treadmill running for me. Running on the treadmill isn't all bad. I can control my speed, change up my workouts, and experiment with different intervals and inclines.
On the flip side, it can get incredibly boring. If I'm not into my music or watching something on TV as I run, 30 minutes can seem like an eternity. Motivation aside, it's cold outside here and snow is everywhere, limiting my ability to do other workouts.
Training to Go The Distance
Are you training for a marathon, triathlon, or other endurance event? Or maybe it's a village 5k. Regardless of your goals, the books below are great resources to help you prepare both mentally and physically.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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