This virtual short talk, led by Karteek Clarke, 11-times English Channel swimmer and ultra distance runner, explores some of the boundless benefits to be gained from introducing simple and practical meditation techniques into ultra training.
Karteek briefly discusses his own experiences and offers suggestions for how to cope with the frightening miles, endless hours and inevitable physical and mental blocks encountered.
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.