Category Archives: Time dilation
Time Is Gold is the story of an athlete who trains ‘in flow’ and dilates her marathon time by ‘extreme flow’. Flow is a psychological condition of optimal achievement, she accomplishes by focussing on her goal, by high mental engagement and with her skills honed to automaticity.
In extreme flow her neural system delivers the response she wants at a speed close to the transmission maximum, when her neural time dilates causing more time for her to perform in.
This theory is an interpretation of Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. Like good science fiction, it has not happened yet, but could. It is a story of awesome performance explained by authentic physics, psychology and neuroscience, by a science teacher.
Maxi runs as fast as she can in her own time, without limitation of her performances by others having different goals and clock expectations. Her goal is personal best performance which she achieves by exhaustive training and rehearsal.
If you commit to your goal and train hard, this book will explain the philosophy of how you can perform faster. Can be used wherever faster performance is wanted.
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It means taking what life gives you. A movie and a novel about endurance both have heroes who take as much as they can get.
In the movie Cast Away (2000) Chuck (Tom Hanks) frenetically controls workers’ goals for punctual delivery of parcels for his employer’s worldwide business. When a plane he is on goes down in the Pacific Ocean, he is cast away alone and starving on a small island without control of anything, except his striving to stay alive.
His only hope is to build an escape raft. Without materials or tools, he slogs for 4 years. His raft is seen and he is rescued, by which time his wife has remarried and has a child. She still loves him, but the situation is not finally resolved at the end, as he waits for things to turn up, as he did on the island, contrasting with his former work-to-schedule life.
It is a very good movie.
Time is Gold by Martin Knox, has an elite marathon runner, Maxi, who learns to live in her own time, like Chuck did. She runs ‘in flow’ and contests the world record. The story has psychology, philosophy , neuroscience and physics and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The movie and novel both have lessons on everyday endurance that wins.
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In Winter runners analyse their personal bests and reset their goals for the next season. In the novel Time is Gold author Martin Knox shows how a runner’s performance time depends on the neuroscience of her mental engagement, by analogy with Einstein’s Special Relativity, a tested theory. This new theory explains some extraordinary performances in athletics and behaviours of wild animals which have evolved in their own time, without constraint by clocks. Everyone can learn that their time is their own from this story about Maxi exploring theories of endurance, in love with physicist Jack and competing for Olympic Gold.
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Maxi Fleet is a marathon champion able to stretch her time, called time dilation, following Einstein’s Special Relativity theory, applied to neuroscience. In the novel ‘Time is Gold’, author Martin Knox explains the science of ‘flow’, the psychological condition optimal achievement, or ‘in the zone’. The story follows her career as she trains for an attempt on the world record in a future Olympics. Her story will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Available on Amazon. Reviews: martinknox.com