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Sierre-Zinal LIVE 10am CET August 11th 2019
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Sierre-Zinal Trail Race | Golden Trail Series

Boost your treadmill run with free live coverage of Jornet vs Walmsley vs Magnini in the Sierre-Zinal mountain race in the Swiss Alps. Live video starts Sunday August 11th: 10am CET | 9am GMT | 5am EST | 8am MDT | 7am PDT | 12am next day AEST
Courtney Dauwalter
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The Source | Courtney Dauwalter

Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra runner who has won multiple 100 mile + races. She also holds many endurance records. This film documents her run in the 2018 Tahoe 2oo race while exploring the source of her motivation – hence the title. The opening scene is a stunning POV trail shot. Just makes you want […]

Meb Keflezighi 26 Marathons

Boston and NYC marathon winner and Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi writes about each of the 26 marathons he ran in his pro career. One marathon per chapter with a key lesson learned, details of training, challenges, and a compelling account of the race itself. Great insights into pro running training, race strategy, mental strength. Reminds us that the pros face many of the same struggles that amateurs contend with.
The FIFTY | Episode 2 Mt. Superior, Utah
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The FIFTY | Episode 2 Mt. Superior, Utah

The FIFTY is a project by pro skier Cody Townsend to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, “The Fifty Classic Descents of North America” by Chris Davenport, Penn Newhard and Art Burrows.The great thing about these short videos is not just the amazing skiing and awe-inspiring steep terrain, it’s all the other factors that go in to getting that line. The prep work, travel, team-assembly, line-scoping, avalanche assessment, risk-management, gear-prep, decision-making, weather, banter and teamwork. Plus there’s always a celebratory beer to be shared on a truck tailgate at the end.Episode 2 Mt. Superior, Utah
GCN Indoor Training – Muscular Endurance – Passo Falzarego
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GCN Indoor Training | Muscular Endurance | Passo Falzarego

Virtual ride-along with two ex-pros on trainers in a studio and POV video from the Passo Falzarego in the Alta Badia, Italy. This workout has 24 minutes of threshold effort in the form of 2 x 12 min intervals. Each 12 min interval has three sections: torque, cadence, and an out of saddle effort. All three keep you at threshold but you get to use different muscle groups to keep things interesting.

Kim Swims

Documentary following Kim Chambers' attempt to become the first woman to swim a 30 mile open ocean, shark-infested route. Kim took up swimming as part of her rehab after she nearly lost a leg due to injury. "If you think you can't do something, or you're afraid of doing something, that's exactly when you should do it." - Kim Chambers

Free Solo

The story of climber Alex Honnold's attempt to climb 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park solo and without a rope. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru) tell the story of this incredible athletic endeavor with stunning cinematography and fascinating context. Awe-inspiring. Recommended for aerobic base training or rehab work on the treadmill or indoor bike trainer, but it'll make you sweat even if you watch it on the sofa.

The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgesen take on the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite.An astounding 10-year effort to climb an unclimbable route as well as an unexpectedly emotional story about dealing with all kinds of adversity.Not just for fans of climbing, the extraordinary feats of athletic and mental strength on display in this movie will inspire awe in any viewer and reset your idea of what is possible.
The Man With the Halo |Tim Don
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The Man With the Halo |Tim Don

Save this one for when you are feeling low. When your injury rehabilitation program seems endless and results are hard to see. Or just one of those days when you know a run will make you feel better but you don't quite feel as though you can do it. This amazing story will likely put a kick in your step and a smile on your face.

The Redeemed and the Dominant | Crossfit Games 2017

Feature-length documentary covering the run-up to the 2017 Crossfit Games and the competition itself. As with other Crossfit Games documentaries this is entertaining, fast-paced and full of intensity from the get-go. The amazing physical feats of strength, skill, agility and endurance combined with pump-up music and flashy editing are all super-energizing. Great for treadmill runs.
REI Presents: How to Run 100 Miles
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REI Presents: How to Run 100 Miles

What happens when two friends sign up for a 100 mile race? Brendan Leonard and his buddy Jayson Sime had never run an ultra before but signed up for the 2017 Run Rabbit Run 100. It makes for great treadmill TV. Especially if you want to see what an ultra running race and the training for it looks like for regular guys who aren't sponsored athletes.
Tom Versus Time Episode 1 | Versus on Watch
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Tom Versus Time Episode 1 | Versus on Watch

"What are you willing to do and what are you willing to give up to be the best you can be?" Tom Brady offers an intimate look at his mental and physical preparation for the 2017 NFL season. in episode 1 "The Physical Game" we see some of the dynamic gym work and mobility training he uses.

Joe Rogan Podcast Ep. #1027 Courtney Dauwalter

Audio & Video links included. Courtney Dauwalter is an extraordinary athlete. In October of 2017, just before this podcast was recorded, she won the Moab 240 mile ultra running race in a time of 2 days, 9 hours, and 59 minutes, faster than any of the men in the race and ahead of the second-place finisher by more than 10 hours. The distances she runs expands your perception of what is possible and makes a regular training run seem like no more than a warm up.
Caroline Gleich | Follow Through
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Caroline Gleich | Follow Through

Caroline Gleich is a ski-mountaineer who has to work hard to gain respect for her impressive achievements. This short film tells her story so far. Skiers will love this but it will resonate with anyone who loves to challenge themselves in the outdoors.
Breaking 2 | Eliud Kipchoge
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Breaking2 | Eliud Kipchoge

Feature-length documentary by National Geographic covering Nike’s project to break 2 hours for the marathon. Amazing attention to detail, insight into training and fascinating profiles of the runners that took part. Perfect for watching while you run on a treadmill. I had to stop my first workout before the movie was over and I couldn’t wait to get back to run again and find out what happened.
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120 Minute Uphill Indoor Cycling Training Mont Ventoux France Full HD

Point of view (POV) video of ride up to the summit of Mont Ventoux, Provence, France. No voiceover but there's music (you could mute and play your own of course); and a graphic displaying your location on the route, current grade and the cyclist's speed. Particularly great for anyone following a cycling workout like Trainer Road or if you just need to spin the legs and want to check out the scenery.
Losing Sight of Shore
Losing Sight of Shore
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Losing Sight of Shore

Four women attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean. Working in shifts - 2 hours on the oars then 2 hours off, they are out at sea for days and days in storms, adverse currents, extreme heat. It's an extraordinary undertaking both mentally and physically.
CTXC 35 Minute Indoor Trainer Workout
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CTXC 35 Minute Indoor Trainer Workout

35 Minute indoor trainer session with 2 sets of intervals and a 90 second recovery in between. The first set is 6 efforts of 80-90 seconds with roughly a minute recovery and the second set is 10 efforts of 60secs or less with shorter recoveries.
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Eddie Izzard Mandela Marathons

In February of 2016, British comedian Eddie Izzard embarked on an attempt to run 27 marathons in 27 days through South Africa, as a salute to Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years of his life in prison in his fight against Apartheid. It's an amazing effort and Eddie has raised something in the region of 4million GBP with his marathon running. Letsrun.com forum users might complain that he doesn't run the whole thing, there's a lot of walking, but taking all factors into consideration, especially the heat, it's still an incredible and uplifting story of human endurance and willpower. I figure that if Eddie can run consecutive marathons in 100 degrees plus, I can get through a 4 mile recovery run on the treadmill.

The Fast Time Formula | Josh Crosby Fitness

Led by Josh Crosby (former Brown University and U.S. National Rowing Team), this workout features: Warm-Up, Pause Drills, Racing Starts (a big time gainer) and 500m, 1000m, 2000m execution sets. Erg/indoor rowing workouts are a great form of cross-training for any athlete. It's a challenging cardio workout and uses all the major muscle groups without any impact. This video will help with refining your technique and improving your times. 

The Power 20 | Josh Crosby Fitness

Led by Josh Crosby (former Brown University and U.S. National Rowing Team), this workout includes: a warm-up with technique enhancing drills, two fast-paced 5 min. sets of intervals and a cool-down. Imagery, timed intervals and rowing stroke for stroke with Josh as you take on "the Varsity" makes this a great cross-training workout.

The Barkley Marathons

Fantastic feature-length documentary about a unique trail running ultra race. Equal parts hilarity (part of the entry fee one year was a pair of socks) and serious feats of extreme endurance, it's mesmerizing viewing. Watched from the comfort of a treadmill you'll be grateful that you aren't climbing up the "Rat Jaw" section of the race where runners legs are lacerated by saw briars. Only a handful of athletes have ever completed the 100 mile, 5 lap race. Sure to make your workout feel achievable!
Finding Traction
Finding Traction
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Finding Traction

Ultra Runner Nikki Kimball attempts to set a FKT on the 273-mile Long Trail in VT. Inspiring running documentary with great trail-running and raw emotion.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

“For those who like adventure stories straight-up, THE BOYS IN THE BOAT… is this year’s closest approximation of Unbroken….It’s about the University of Washington’s crew team: “Nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant.” —New York Times

Senna

Feature-length documentary covering the motor-racing career and tragic death of Ayrton Senna. The first two-thirds are great for base-training on the treadmill or bike trainer, it'll suck you in fast and keep your attention. Keep the final third for recovery downtime.