Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Destroy Your Comfort Zones

So as of this morning, I am officially registered (with a maniac friend – and not Tim this time) to do the Spartan Race Super in South London on 31 August.

I am also now officially in training. I've been reading a lot on fitness, nutrition, wellness, training, and (particularly) recovery. And I'm now fairly sure I've been doing it wrong – or, if not wrong, definitely sub-optimally. And certainly not in a way that's going to get me through a 15k off-road run with 20 ass-smashing obstacles.

So, today, which was day one of Spartan training, I endeavoured to destroy my comfort zones. (*)

Click here if you genuinely want to read a rundown of what I actually did (versus what I've always done).

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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