I run because it frees me. To cut though the darkness. To move into the light. To make me feel when the world makes me numb. To inspires me to be grateful for my health and my life.
The longer, gnarlier, and more remote the ultra run race, the fewer women we see. The sport is undoubtedly male dominated. Why?
In considering grit, we often think of those big moments that life tests us – surviving the loss of a loved one, bouncing back after the failure of a business venture, or finishing strong in a tough race.
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I love to share talk of trail. To share love of trail. I’d love to share it with you. Because trail can change the way you feel about the world. I reckon it can change your world. The world? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Let’s start with you shall we?
The Road To Sparta, Dean Karnazes’ fourth book is a departure from his other works in many ways, which is
Debbie Hardy’s ankle had fused together: it was bone-on-bone as a result of septic arthritis. For a runner, it was a crippling blow physically and mentally. At the age of only 33, the doctors final words struck home hard: no more running. But that was not the case.
The good news is, when you finally do run your next 100km (because, let’s face it, you will), you’ll know stuff. You’ll know how much it hurts. And that you’ll be in a world of pain for days afterwards. You’ll know that, yes, you will sob like a baby at the finish line, and maybe a few kilometres before that when you realise you’re not finished yet. You’ll know your family and friends will cheer you on every step of the way (so long as they can find the checkpoints). And most importantly, you’ll know you have what it takes to get the job done.
The Three Passes Route crosses the New Zealand’s Southern Alps in 50 rugged alpine kilometres. Starting from the Waimakariri River, near Christchurch, the route crosses Harman, Whitehorn, and Browning Passes and finishes on the West Coast near Hokitika.
4K video testing the flight tracking of Mavic Pro and running in the Porthills Christchurch New Zealand. Frame rates and sharpness to be explored further.
We go way back. Northburn is such a treat. I am in love with this region, people and vibe of a truly wild NZ experience. This race holds a special place in my heart with it being one of my first events to shoot as a photographer back in 2012. I’ve watched it every year since as the pure GRIT unfolds. This year I ran the half marathon mountain run.
After a few years of marathoning experience, researching and experimenting with multiple training plans, and picking the brains of my running friends who way more hardcore than me, I figured that the formula to run faster marathons boiled down to three things.
Having to come to terms with putting a habitual part of my daily running life on the backburner has, understandably, proved a challenge.
Purpose: /ˈpərpəs/ “The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.” Find out what drives La Sportiva athlete Anton Krupicka in his continuous search for what it really means to live and explore in the mountains. A Storyteller Labs production.