Here’s What Running 10 Miles Every Day for a Whole Month Did to This Guy’s Body

Here’s What Running 10 Miles Every Day for a Whole Month Did to This Guy’s Body
Earlier this year, YouTuber and ultra-runner Vince Luu set himself the goal of running 10 miles every single day for 30 consecutive days, inspired by the physical fortitude of David Goggins.

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For the first week, Vincent encounters no problems: “I feel good overall. I honestly thought I’d be a lot more sore than I actually am,” he says on Day 4. This continue into the second week:”It’s going by super fast,” he says on Day 10. “Still feeling really good.”

Around the halfway point in the month, things begin to change. “I was tired, I had a lot less energy than I did when I first started, but I was trying to convince myself it wasn’t that big a deal.” He adds an extra cup of coffee and a daily nap into his daily routine for the remainder of the 30 days, which help him keep going with the challenge.

The hardest part of the challenge for sure is Day 21, where he “felt terrible all the way through” the run. “I’m out there for two hours a day, it feels like three,” he says. “It was just weighing me down… every step felt heavy.” However, after that, his endurance begins to improve again. “Once you accept the pain, and once you accept that it’s going to suck, it’s honestly not that bad,” he says. “You kind of just smile and laugh through it, even, and you’re happy to go through the pain.”

At the end of the challenge, Vince weighs the exact same as he did at the start, as he upped his food intake for the 30 days. “I made sure to get enough calories so that I wouldn’t feel like crap the next day, so I was eating 3,1,00 to 3,30 calories,” he says. His resulting physique is lean with considerable definition; in addition to the daily runs, Vince was also doing around 150 pullups each day throughout the month, which he acknowledges helped him retain some size in his upper body.

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“There were a ton of physical benefits, the main one being that it really helped me build my base for ultra-running, to make those 50-milers and 100-milers a lot easier,” he says.

“Arguably more important than that were the mental benefits that came from it,” he continues. “There were a lot of days, definitely more than 50 percent of them, where I did not feel great… I’m a pretty positive person, so even if I don’t feel good I’ll tell myself I feel fine and I’m just going to push through it with my mind, and that’s what a lot of it came down to.”

Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the United Kingdom covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues.

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