David Goggins is one of the most recognized names when it comes to Navy SEALs. Goggins graduated with Class 235 after completing BUD/S Training. As a member of SEAL Team FIVE located in California, Goggins has had multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also served as an instructor in both close quarters combat and in land warfare.
Goggins has made a name for himself as a runner. He has competed in numerous marathons and renowned running events including fourteen 100 mile races! Goggins is physically at the top of his game and pushes his body and mind to the very limits each and every time he competes. He also competed in the Ironman.
During an interview Slow Twitch, Goggins had this to say about The Ironman competition:
ST: How does an Ironman compare to the other events you do?
David: I’m not putting the Ironman down by any means, it’s just that I’m conditioned to go longer. This is a long race and these guys can go fast, that’s the amazing thing about these athletes. They can redline, max heart rate, for 8 and 9 hours. I’m not capable of doing that.
ST: Is this race like a sprint for you?
David: This is a sprint race, but I’m not capable of sprinting. I’m a guy who can go 48 hours of non-stop running but at 140 heart rate.
To learn more about David Goggins and how he maintains his degree of physical fitness, and to learn about his thoughts on parachute jumps, you can view the entire article here.