Part 2: Managing the pressures of time and distance
Continuing this series of talks on Meditation and Ultras, Karteek Clarke outlines five practical techniques that can really help with managing the pressures of time and distance that we all encounter on these events. These are simple techniques that anyone can add into their training, regardless of experience with meditation.
After completing his first English Channel swim in 1997, Karteek vowed never to do it again. Since then he as made a total of 11 successful crossings, each one without a wetsuit and in times ranging from 11 to 19 hours.
Karteek has also run a number of marathons, ultra-marathons and multi-day races, including two 10-day races in New York.
He is a keen advocate of meditation, which he feels offers everyone a way to tap into the tremendous reserves of strength and energy that they have deep inside themselves.