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Vikes on the Mic - Ep. 3 - Post-Season Musings: A Runner's Demons

"Vikes on the Mic" is the show where we discuss the running scene at the University of Victoria. Three Vikes distance runners, Chet Georzen, Josh Kozelj, and Matt Noseworthy, are stoked to be your hosts. In this episode, we briefly recap our summer season and then discuss mental health and our inner demons as runners and people.

Like many distance runners, we embrace Steve Prefontaine's legacy of never giving "anything less than your best" in our running and other pursuits. But sometimes our passion for running borders on obsession and skews our sense of identity, balance, and self-worth. Often, we seek extrinsic validation from our accomplishments and lose sight of the autotelic value of giving our best and the intrinsic value of our gifts. This struggle was highlighted in a recent article on Yale student-runner, Hale Ross, who died by suicide after battling with mental illness. Today, we explore all these ideas through our own experiences as runners.

Our mind, brain, and body are inextricably connected, and mental health, like physical health, is an important facet of this integrated system. Our goal today is to contribute to the open discussion of mental health. Feel free to share your stories or perspectives in the comments, and if you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out.

Related Links:
-The article on Yale runner, Hale Ross, who embraced the Pre ideal while battling mental illness: yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/05/05/…ss-life-at-yale/
-The Bell Let's Talk initiative for mental illness:
-The growth equation (stress + rest = growth) was discussed in "Peak Performance", a book on the simple science behind expert performance, co-authored by American running coach and running science expert, Steve Magness:

Music: Between the Mayo and the Mustard - Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License)
Posted 9 months ago by Trackie | Source: Vikes on the Mic

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