Marathon Training: Lessons in Pain and Empathy

December 29, 2014 5:10 PM

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It's a daily part of our lives. We feel it with our bodies, minds, and hearts. It can come in all directions, at any time. Yet how we respond to pain makes all the difference in our lives.

Training for a marathon makes you experience pain in ways you could never imagine. A marathon is 26.2 miles in distance and takes the average runner approximately four to five hours to complete. In that amount of time and distance, a runner will shed roughly two pounds of body weight. Running a mara...

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