Anyone that loses 100 lbs and goes on to finish in the top spots of the worlds toughest foot race (Badwater) can be called a true FREAK.
But get this “He says that he hates to swim, hates to bike, hates to run and still does them all on a daily basis—precisely because he hates to.”
Not only is he physically fit – his mind is also wired at a very high level.
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Watch as Navy SEAL, David Goggins, talks about “Mental Toughness” and Why it’s not about winning, it’s about NOT quiting. David says, “Everyone comes to a point in their life when they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.”
According to Triathlete Europe.com “Every day, he’s up and running by 3 a.m.
After a 20-mile run, he bikes 20 miles to work. He runs at lunch, if he can.
Then it’s back home (on the bike, of course) to join his wife for weight training in the gym.
He’s in bed no earlier than midnight most nights.”
Check out the book Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet and you can learn more about David and how he trains the mind and body.
There are many life lessons that you can learn from this book and apply them to your training and life.
David Goggins pull up
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Major Races & Accomplishments
2008 – Kona Ironman World Championship – 11:24:01
2008 – MiWok 100k Race – 9:55:19
2007 – Leadville 100 – 22:15:36
2007 – Badwater Ultra – 25:49:40
2006 – Ultraman World Championship – 41:23:00
2006 – Badwater Ultra Marathon – 30:18:54
2006 – San Diego 100 Mi – 21:21:00
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What’s your daily routine?
My daily routine is:
– wake at 3:00 – 4:00 a.m.
– run 10-15 miles
– bike 25 miles to work
– run during lunch
– after work, bike home
I bike 8,000 – 10,000 miles a year
David says he does not like to run or exercise but his goal is to raise funds for the Special operations Warrior foundation.
He only wears Brooks Addiction running shoes running shoes.
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Question: How many miles per week does David Goggins bike?
Answer: He bikes around 150 miles a week.
Question: What is a pull up ladder I can do that is similar to Navy SEALs and what David does?
Answer: Check out this Pull up pyramid 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Now go run 6 miles on a trail with a lot of elevation.
Question: Why did he decide to do the Badwater race?
Answer: He googled the ten hardest events and that event came up on the top.
Question: Where can I find out more info about joining the Navy SEALs? Check out the website here:
David Goggins mental toughness