How to Use Suffering to Your Advantage as a Runner

In this podcast episode you will learn how to use suffering to your advantage as a runner and transform fear into positive growth as we talk with ultra runner and author Akshay Nanavati.

Akshay Nanavanti is a Marine Corps veteran and ultra marathoner who has set a goal of running across every country in the world. When we spoke with him he just finished Liberia.

He’s author of the book Fearvana -the Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth, and Happiness.

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About Trevor Spencer

Trevor Spencer is the producer of the Marathon Training Academy Podcast. He loves to inspire people to take action in their fitness and life.

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