I Copied David Goggins Running Log Without Any Training! (111 Miles) Heres What Happened

I Copied David Goggins Running Log Without Any Training! (111 Miles) Heres What Happened

January 21, 2020 100 By Kailee Schamberger


Nathanael: What’s up everybody? Nathanael Morton here with NathanaelMorton.com,
helping you build an unstoppable body, and mind. And in today’s video, we are straight out
of the book, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins, and we are going to be running 111.5 miles
with absolutely no training. Now, if you’re not familiar with David Goggins,
and before you think that I am a nut for doing this challenge, let me remind you of a few
achievements that David Goggins has on his track record. David Goggins is a retired Navy Seal, who
is widely considered by many to be the toughest man alive on the planet today. Nathanael: He once ran eight 100 mile races
in eight consecutive back-to-back weekends. He once held the world record for pull-ups
with 4,030 pull-ups done in 24 hours. He once ran over 7,000 miles in a single year,
which is equivalent to running 267 marathons. And ladies and gentlemen, this man once ran
205 miles in 39 hours straight, without stopping. Imagine just trying to stay awake for 39 hours
straight. This man was running 39 hours straight, 205
miles. The least that I could do, to try to build
a little bit of David Goggins mindset within myself, is do his weekly challenge, and try
to run 111.5 miles with absolutely no practice. David Goggins: The younger generation quits. Not everybody. So I got to put that, people get their butthurt. So not everybody, most of this generation
quits the second they get talked to. You did this wrong, you did this wrong, or
they get yelled at. It’s so easy to be great nowadays, because
everybody else is, most people are weak. This is a softened generation. So if you have any mental toughness, any ability,
if you have any fraction of self-discipline, the ability to not want to do it, but still
do it. People have a hard thing to understand, I
hate to run. And what makes me so crazy, it doesn’t anymore. People, why do you run if you hate it? What are you talking about? I don’t want to take showers and eat either. I hate that too. That’s life, man. It wasn’t until I changed that mentality,
that I became somebody. I hated going to school. So guess what? I was dumb as [inaudible 00:03:08]. That’s what, one plus one is two. But if you can get through, to doing things
that you hate to do, on the other side is greatness. That’s what people are saying. By me running, I am callous in my mind. I’m not training for a race. I’m training for life. Nathanael: What’s going on guys? It is December 23rd, and day one of the Goggins
challenge where today, I’ll be running 15 miles. Now, I do want to let you know that back in
high school I ran cross country for two years, and my best time for a 5K was 17 minutes,
and 42 seconds. However, that was over 10 years ago, and I
have never run more than six miles in my life. So safe to say, the odds are in my favor. Now as I run, I’ll be listening to David Goggins
audio book, Can’t Hurt Me in my headphones, and hopefully that can get me hyped up for
this run. I don’t think this is going to be hard. However, I think that the next couple of days,
I will be extremely sore, and I have 20 miles tomorrow, I think that will be hard, and I
think from here on out my body and my legs are just going to be like, “What are you doing?” And the rest of the week is going to be hard,
but today, I think this is going to be cake. Audiobook: Chapter one. I should have been a statistic. We found hell in a beautiful neighborhood. In 1981, Williamsville offered the tastiest
real estate in Buffalo, New York. Set ambitious goals before each workout, and
let those past victories carry you to new personal bests. If it’s a run or bike ride, include some time
to do interval work, and challenge yourself to beat your best mile split. Nathanael: Ladies and gentlemen, completed
the first run. So let’s be honest about how the run went. If I can recall correctly, before I started
the run, I actually said something that might’ve been a little bit unwise. I think this is going to be cake. Wait, come again? I think this is going to be cake. Yeah, probably not a smart thing to say. This run was not easy in the slightest. I don’t know why I thought this run was going
to be easy. Maybe because David Goggins himself has run
205 miles in 39 hours straight. So I thought that 15 miles should not be that
far. However, I’ve never run more than six miles
in my life, I haven’t run in years, and I did no training whatsoever up until this point. So why would I think it was going to be easy? Anyways, things that went well. Nathanael: It was sunny outside, so it was
really nice running weather. I saw a lot of nice people. I saw a few squirrels that looked very friendly. Now, for the negatives. Negative number one, I ran this whole thing
in Roche’s, which really hurt my feet. I should probably use running shoes, however,
I don’t run, so I don’t have any. So that was negative number one. My feet actually really started to hurt around
mile eight. Negative number two, in between miles 10 and
11 is when I really started to notice that my legs were really starting to hurt. And I thought to myself, “This is only day
one of this challenge, and I am running 15 miles. There are three more days which I have to
run more than 15 miles. There are six more days total for this challenge,
so I’ve got a long way to go.” And that is the one time in my mind that I
thought to myself, “Am I going to be able to do it?” Nathanael: And then I thought, “You know what? I am going to be able to do it, let’s just
finish this 15 miles, and then I got 20 miles tomorrow I’m going to dig deep, and I’m going
to pull something out of me. I know I can do it. It’s just, it sucks in this moment right now,
as I am running. But as soon as I am done running, and I hydrate
myself, I get some Gatorade, I get some food, and I get my energy levels back up, I will
be able to dig deep, and pull something out of me, and think about why I am actually doing
this video in the first place.” But anyways, what I’m going to do right now
so that I feel a little less terrible tomorrow when I wake up, is I’m going to stretch for
about 30 minutes to an hour, and then I’m going to get in an ice bath. Nathanael: What’s going on guys? And welcome to day two of running 111.5 miles
with absolutely no training. Today, I am running 20 miles, and we are in
good spirits, because, because, I drank a lot of water yesterday. I drank a lot of Powerade yesterday, and I
ate a lot of healthy, nutritious food, AKA Reese’s Puffs, so we should have good nutrition,
and we should be hydrated for this run. 20 miles. Yesterday was 15 miles, today it’s 20. Mile one, complete. 19 more to go. Mile two down. My legs hurt, my feet hurt. Somebody tells Sante Claus I need some new
running shoes for Christmas. Three miles down. I really have no words. 17 left. Mile four down, 16 to go. A lot of people have been asking me, why are
you even doing this? What is the point of running 111.5 miles with
no training? I just want to see if I can do it. Either you’re soft or you’re hard. Spent way too much time in this life being
soft. I’m hard now. Nathanael: Mile five, down. Most I’ve ever ran in my life was 15 miles,
and that was yesterday, and now I’ve got 15 more to go. Let’s get it. Mile six down, 14 left. Mile seven, down. In the famous words of Eric Thomas, “Pain
is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or even
a year, but eventually, it will subside, and something else will take its place.” Want to know what that something else is? Success, baby. Mile eight down. Mile nine down. Mile 10, down. I’m not checking in anymore, because to be
honest with you, I’m going to have to dig deep to get home. Because now I got to turn around, and go 10
miles in that direction. Nathanael: Ladies and gentlemen, I just got
done running 20 miles, and I must say, that was the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to
do in my life. I’m not even going to sugarcoat anything. I’m not going to talk about how tough I am,
or anything like that, because I wanted to quit every step of the way, on the way back. But obviously, I wouldn’t let myself quit,
but literally, I was running so slow, a few grandmas in walker’s past me as I was running. Nathanael: Good morning everybody, and Merry
Christmas. What a beautiful day to run 14 miles, after
running 20 miles, after running 15 miles. My stats from yesterday were 20.01 miles,
no, 20.1. three hours, 52 minutes, and 39 seconds. Average pace, 11 minutes and 36 seconds. Ladies and gentlemen, I promise you, I was
trying to go faster. I kept kicking it in gear. Come on baby. I would not go faster. My body literally would not go faster. I tried. 3,300 calories burned, and 804 feet gained
in elevation. So the main thing that I have noticed so far,
after running 15 miles and then 20 miles, is, after running 15 miles on day one, I was
not that sore. I was a little bit sore, but I woke up the
next day ready to run 20 miles. Guys, after my 20 mile run, I drove home,
it’s only like a five minute drive. I could barely get out of my car. It took me 10 minutes to get up the steps,
and I’m telling you, as I was walking around yesterday, I had to walk so gingerly, I literally,
I can’t even really explain. Nathanael: You would have to see how I was
walking for me to explain to you how sore I actually was. So 15 miles didn’t make me very sore, 20 miles
completely, completely kicked my butt, and made me so, so sore. To the point where I don’t even really know
how I’m going to run today. But as soon as I begin to run, I think that
I’ll get warmed up. And when I say run, I mean basically try to
run. But a few ladies will pass me, a few snails
will be in front of me. Rocky from SpongeBob will probably get past
me. But anyways, I have to say that I have never
been more excited to run 14 miles in my life. Please. Anything but 20. Anything but 20. And after today, I have 11 miles tomorrow,
which, Oh my goodness. 11 miles. That seems so short after running 20 miles. So we’re going to get it done. And I will see you guys after the run. Nathanael: Oh yeah guys, before I forget,
Sante Claus came through. I’m no longer running 20 miles in some Roche’s. Look. We had to get new running shoes. These are the dad shoe 5,000, actually, they’re
called like the Hoka Bondi 5s. And some people might argue that these aren’t
running shoes. However, if you see how much padding is on
the bottom, I really don’t care. I want pillows on my feet, because my feet
hurt so bad. So I’ll let you know how the shoes went, and
we will see you soon. And it was at that point, ladies and gentlemen,
during my 14 mile run on Christmas morning, that I realized that I had gotten myself into
deep, deep trouble. And that this was going to be the hardest
thing that I was ever going to have to do in my life. Nathanael: So I actually didn’t record any
more videos after that one that you just saw, I realized that in order for me to finish
this challenge, I’m going to have to go deep within myself, deep within my mindset, and
pull out whatever animal I can find in order for me to complete this challenge and run
the rest of the miles. And quite frankly, I didn’t want to be sitting
there recording videos, and doing Instagram stories. I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I just wanted to run, and then go to sleep. Run, finish my miles, rest and recover, go
to sleep. That is all that I wanted to do. So I didn’t record any more videos. And because of that, other than me duct taping
my ankles, because I had shin splints, and me showing you the blisters and the scratches
on my legs from running with knee sleeves. Other than little videos like that, and me
talking about how this run was pure agony. That was pure agony. Pure torture. Other than that, I didn’t record any more
videos, and because of that, I’m going to give you a summary here after the fact. Nathanael: I am now done with the entire challenge. I did complete it. Spoiler alert. I’m going to give you a summary of how the
rest of the week went, but I’ll give you a hint. It was torture. So on Christmas day, I actually ended up completing
that 14 mile run at an average pace of 11 minutes and 48 seconds. Now, that is not extremely fast. By no means am I Lightning McQueen. However, it is not extremely slow, for how
sore I felt, and compared to the rest of the runs that week. Ladies and gentlemen, I was sore, but I was
not injured. I was sore, but I was not injured. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, I was sore. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, ladies
and gentlemen, I was straight up injured. I was straight up, you should not be running,
let alone 11 miles and 16 miles and 14 miles and 19 miles. However, of course, we finished the challenge,
but on Thursday, the day that is supposed to be the easiest run, I have 11 miles. Nathanael: It’s not 20 miles, it’s not 16
miles, it’s not even 14, it’s 11 miles. It’s a little pipsqueak. I’m about to step on it right now. Ladies and gentlemen, as soon as I started
running, at about mile one or two, I got shin splints. And I have never had shin splints before. But if you have had shin splints before, you
know they are not fun, let alone running 11 miles on shin splints, and then the next day,
16 miles, and then 11 miles again, and then 19 miles with shin splints. So Thursday was the beginning of the shin
splints, and they pretty much lasted there on out. Each night I would lay in bed and I would
pray, please let me wake up tomorrow morning without shin splints. But it didn’t happen. So what I did to combat the shin splints,
was I got duct tape, and I wrapped duct tape around my shins, and then down around my feet,
so that my feet couldn’t flex. Because every time my feet would flex, it
would really hurt my shins. Nathanael: So if I just duct taped it so my
feet in my shin couldn’t move, then I’d be running with my hip flexors, and my shins
wouldn’t hurt so bad. I actually got this from David Goggins, so
don’t call me crazy. David Goggins is crazy, and he’s a beast,
and I felt like if I had duct tape, I would be a beast. So it didn’t really work the same. I’m not really as beastly as David Goggins,
but it gave me that mindset, you know? So on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, I ran with
duct tape on my feet. On Saturday and Sunday, my knees hurt so bad,
so I ran with knee sleeves around my knees, like knee sleeves, like that you do a back
squat with, like a barbell squat. I put knee sleeves on my knees, which actually
worked extremely well. My knees didn’t hurt nearly as bad, but because
I ran 19 miles, and 16 miles with knee sleeves, I got really bad brush burns, and blisters
and scratches all up and down my legs. Nathanael: So there was that, but I’d much
rather have brush burns and blisters and scratches, than my knees hurt for three hours as I run
19 miles. Now, there is one more thing that I must confess,
and at first, I was a little bit ashamed of it, but I literally laid it all out on the
trail. I literally could not have gone faster if
I wanted to, but Saturday, I had a 16 mile run, and then I was supposed to wait a few
hours, and then do a four mile run. I did the 16 mile run, I waited a few hours. When it came time for me to do the four mile
run, ladies and gentlemen, I could not move. I literally, my body was so stiff after running
the miles in the morning, and then going out and trying to run again, my body was so stiff
that I literally could not run. So I walked four miles after the 16 miles
on Saturday. When it came to Sunday, same thing. I tried to run, I tried to run. Nathanael: My body was so beat up, my lower
back, my knees, my shins, my ankles, my feet, everything, my hips, this sucks. It’s been raining for the last two hours. I’m cold, I’m wet. I still got six miles left. My body hurts all over. Feet hurt, ankles hurt, knees hurt, hips hurt,
my lower back hurts. But hey, I’m about to be done. Just got to push through. Everything was so beat up that I literally,
literally, could not physically run. So I walked in this really ugly limp that
made people look at me like I had 10 heads. So I limped. I limped 19 miles, over the course of six
hours, in the rain, on Sunday, to finish it out. And that was the worst day. That was the worst day. Because I had a rain jacket, and the sun came
out, and then I threw my rain jacket on the side. I said, “I’m too hot. I’m starting to sweat. I don’t need this rain jacket anymore.” Then I go two more miles, and I have a hoodie
on, and then it starts to rain again. Nathanael: So literally three miles into my
19 mile limp walk on Sunday, it starts to rain, and it literally did not stop raining
for six hours. I was like, “What is going on? Why is it raining for six hours?” The running gods did that to me on purpose
to make my mindset tougher. It would not stop raining, so I was soaked. I was drenched down to my core. I was cold. I was literally, I was literally about to
cry. I was literally whimpering and whining, because
it hurts so bad. I felt like a wounded soldier. Literally. I was limping. I was walking, and it was, it was pure torture,
and pure agony. However, I am so grateful that I went through
that, because I am done now, and now I can say I went through that, and I got the chance
to experience that. I got the chance to experience the worst pain
that I had ever felt in my life, and I kept going through it, and I finished. That’s a really good feeling. Nathanael: So, the conclusions. The conclusions of this entire video, in this
entire challenge, are a few things. Number one, if you are ever going to get into
running, please, start small first. Don’t go out and try to run 20 miles at once,
or 111 miles in a week. Start with a small goal, and get a little
bit better, and a little bit better, and go a little bit farther and farther, every single
run. Don’t start trying to eat the whole hoagie. Take a little bite. Enjoy that bite, chew it, and then go for
your next bite. So if you’re going to run, start small, and
then increase your goals as you go on. Number two, if you’re going to run, please
get some running shoes. Please get some running shoes. I think that might’ve been my number one mistake,
was running in shoes that, running my first 35 miles in shoes that basically made my feet
hurt for the rest of the week. Nathanael: When you’re running, you can’t
hide. It’s not like you can run on your hands. You’re on your feet the entire time. So my feet literally, every step was like
somebody’s punching me in my feet. And I think if I would’ve had running shoes
for the first two days, they wouldn’t have hurt that bad. But guys, the main conclusion that I came
to, through doing this challenge, and through running all of these miles, and through going
through the physical pain, and torture, and agony of beating up on my feet, and my ankles
and my knees, and my hips, and my butt cheeks, and my lower back, the main conclusion that
I came to is that this run was a metaphor for my life. And you see, everything in life that is valuable
requires you to go through some short-term pain, in order to gain long-term pleasure. Nathanael: In order for me to gain the long-term
pleasure of making this YouTube video, of knowing in my heart that I completed this
challenge, of being able to tell my friends and family, “Hey, I’m excited that I completed
this challenge.” In order for me to gain the long-term pleasures
that come from completing the 111.5 miles, I have to go through the week of beating up
on my feet, and my ankles, and my knees, and my hips, and my lower back. I have to go through walking in the rain,
and almost crying because I’m limping 19 miles. I have to go through the four hours of pain
on this day, and the three hours that it took to run on this day, and the six hours that
it took to walk the last day. I have to go through that, and I was thinking
about that the entire time. Everything that is valuable is on the other
side of short-term pain. It’s only a week of my life that I’m going
to be running. It’s only a week of my life. Nathanael: But after I finish that week, I
get to tell people forever that I accomplished this. It’s only three hours at a time. So after running 16 miles in three hours,
I’m done, and I could relax, and that’s actually one thing that I thought about as I was running. Each step hurt. Each step literally hurt. Yet the second that I was done running, that
I was completed with the run, and I sat in my car, it didn’t hurt anymore. It was only while I was running that I was
in physical pain. When I would sit down in my car and I was
done, it wouldn’t hurt anymore. So every single step, I had the choice, I
knew that if I just stop, the pain will go away. If I just stop running, the short-term pain
will go away. However, if I stop running before I am completed
with the run, the short-term pain of my knees, and my ankles, and hips and feet will go away,
but the long-term pleasure, or the long-term pain of knowing that I quit, will last forever. Nathanael: So ladies and gentlemen, with your
life, we all have these grand goals that we want to achieve. It’s 2020 now. In 2020, you have goals for your health. Goals for your finances, fitness goals, relationship
goals. You have all of these things that you want
to achieve. Yet, in order to achieve those things, you
have to go through some sort of short-term pain. In order to gain the muscle, you have to go
through the pain that it takes to build the muscle. It’s like that for everything. So each day when I woke up, I realized that
it might be a small fraction of my life that I’m going to go through this pain. But if I go through that pain, on the other
side is long-term pleasure. If I don’t go through that pain, and I pick
short-term pleasure, if I pick to eat that donut, if I pick to skip the gym, if I pick
to watch Netflix instead of doing my homework, if I pick the short-term pleasure, on the
other side of short-term pleasure is long-term pain. On the other side of short-term pain is long-term
pleasure. Nathanael: So what I realized is that this
was a metaphor for my life, in that in order for me to have long-term lasting fulfillment
in this life, I have to do the things that are hard, like cold showers, like running
111 miles, like doing the workouts every day, like doing the things that I say that I want
to do, doing the things that are congruent with the goals that I want to achieve. And it’s the same for you, and if you go through
that short-term pain, you will find yourself on the other side, living the life that you
want to live. So ladies and gentlemen, I will leave you
here with a man who is a lot more inspiring than myself, so hopefully my words inspired
you throughout this video, but I will leave you with the words of a man who has inspired
me down to my core. And hopefully he can light a fire under you,
the way that he lit a fire under me. I’ll see you guys next time. David Goggins: What the hell were you all
waiting for to start attacking life? Waiting for the [inaudible] stars to align? Back when I was growing up, the song came
out, All I Need Is a Miracle. Well guess what? That miracle ain’t coming. There is no perfect time to start. You got to start now with changing your life. We’re all being tested in life. And guess what? This is one test you can’t cheat on. We all have our own tests. Some of us are obese, some of us are depressed,
some of us are insecure. In the military, we had this big old rucksack
on our back. Had batteries, water, extra gear. Your extra gear is your [inaudible] you’re
dealing with in life. And the only way to overcome it, is for you
and you alone to face it. You have to do your best work when you’re
the least motivated. So those days you don’t want to do it, guess
what you got to do? You got to suck it the [inaudible] up and
do it. Stay hard.