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Julia Armstrong

After being one of the brave (or mad!) few to compete in and complete the inaugural 56 mile extreme running cross country race from London to Brighton this October, leading performance coach and ultra runner Julia Armstrong shares skills that her life as a distance runner have taught her about the connection between body and mind, and how you can use those skills across all aspects of your life to perform to your own ultra level.

Think of each step as a meditation:

Your own race is won or lost, not at the finish line – but within each step, each moment.
Be still within each step and listen to what you body is telling you whilst moving forward. Is there any pain? Are you out of balance?
The way your body moves forward is a reflection of your emotional state.
Become conscious of yourself in each step, take control of your thoughts, and you will start...

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