In "The FIFTY" Cody Townsend attempts to ski all the lines in the book "The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America" the twist is that all the ascents are human-powered instead of heli or sled-accessed. In this standalone short film Townsend and snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones attempt to climb and ski two peaks in Alaska: Meteorite and Pontoon. Type 2 fun plus top-level skiing and snowboarding; mountain expertise and good vibes.
Need a spark to get your workout going? We recommend you commit to a 23 minute warm up spin, treadmill jog, stair-stepper or elliptical while watching this video from the North Face. If after that you aren't inspired and ready to go on with your session then maybe it is time for a rest day.
Avoid procrastination and commit to a warm up spin with this video which follows pro road cyclist Lachlan Morton as he takes on the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in the Yorkshire Dales in the UK.
Make your indoor workout feel relatively easy by watching the Spartan World Championships at North Lake Tahoe, USA
Rapha Films presents coverage of the 2019 Leadville 100 mountain bike trail race, ideal for a spin before your workout or as one video in a playlist for a long indoor ride or run.
Run on the treadmill, kick back and recover, or spin to live coverage of the 2019 UTMB ultra trail races in around Mont Blanc in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
Ruth Croft is a trail runner from the West Coast of New Zealand. She won the 2019 Mont Mont Marathon. This short documentary tells her running story so far.
Take a break and go on a virtual bike ride with HDCycling in sunny France. Amazing scenery and a great way to distract yourself during an indoor session. A great second screen option for TrainerRoad subscribers.
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
Race coverage of the 2019 Marathon du Mont Blanc. Inspiring scenery around Chamonix, France plus impressive climbing and technical trail running by the athletes.
Got a long indoor trainer session planned? This 2-hour POV video will help ease the boredom and distract you as needed. Let your mind wander to the Alsace region of France, while your legs crank out your target wattage.
The film follows Rapha and EF Education First Pro Cycling team members as they take on the challenge of 200 miles on gravel carrying their own snacks. This film would pair well with a warm up spin before a workout or as part of a longer playlist to entertain you during an indoor session.
Full coverage of Race 4 of the 2019 Spartan US National Series in Big Bear, CA, May 2019. Set this one up on your screen and the treadmill miles will fly by.
I ran on the treadmill with this film, as snow on the roads made it dangerous to run outside where I live. It was a treat to soak up the beautiful scenery of the Pyrenees and I enjoyed watching ultra runner Sebastiano Arlotta attempt his trans-Pyrenees FKT (Fastest Known Time) attempt. At 67 minutes the […]
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 […]
Point of View (POV) Race video from UCI Elite race. Perfect for a second screen when following an interval training program like Trainer Road.
2018 IRONMAN Championship highlights including interviews with the pros, sunny Hawaiian scenery, race history and tear-jerking backstories.
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
20 minute ramp session that's great for when you are feeling less than 100%, and/or for use as a warm up for more intense workout or race.
Virtual ride-along with two ex-pros on trainers in a studio and POV video from the Passo Pordoi in the Alta Badia region in Italy. 6 sets of 30 seconds hard in the saddle, 30 seconds out of saddle attacking, 30 seconds hard in the saddle, 3 mins of recovery in between sets.
Cody Townsend first line of "The FIFTY" - Messner Couloir on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Short and sweet for an inspirational coffee break, or watch all the episodes back to back while you spin or treadmill. Educational and inspiring.
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.
Featuring POV footage of a ride up the Passo Giau in Alta Badia in the Dolomites, this workout is led by World Time Trial Champion and Olympic silver medalist Emma Pooley and former pro cyclist James Lowsley-Williams. This session starts with a warm up then 2 x 20 minute blocks of Zone 4/Zone 3 on […]
This film is just under 18 minutes long. With that in mind it's recommended for viewing while you warm-up on the treadmill or bike trainer before a strength/mobility workout. If you are training for a triathlon and need a little hit of motivation this one is great.
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
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.
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.
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.
POV film of an hour-long trail run at Red Rocks in Colorado, USA. Awesome scenery and bright blue skies plus some technical sections to keep you focused. The audio has no added music so you just hear the runner's steps and the sounds of nature.
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.
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.
Why would anyone run 100 miles? That's the question Billy Yang considers as he runs the Leadville 100 Trail Race. Beautifully shot, stunning scenery, an inspiring race and questions to consider.
"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.
Find out what it's like to run the longest trail race in the USA. Kerry Ward ran it in 2017 and documented the experience. Great for a long treadmill session.
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.
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.
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award, this feature-length documentary starts with filmmaker and cyclist Brian Fogel investigating doping in his sport. As he digs deeper the story develops into something much bigger than anyone imagined. Recommended for treadmill or indoor bike trainer sessions.
Point of view (POV) video of ride up to the summit of Mont Ventoux, Provence, France. This video would be great for a second screen distraction while following a cycling workout like those by TrainerRoad, or if you have a recovery spin on your schedule.
Feature-length documentary covering the 2016 Crossfit Games, a 5-day, 15 event multisport challenge to find the "Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth". Intense from the start and featuring incredible feats of strength, agility, skill and aerobic capacity, this feature-length video is both entertaining and super-energizing.
Perfect for an hour on the treadmill this documentary follows four athletes in the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Race. Beautiful cinematography, epic terrain and an inspiring effort by the runners.
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.
20 minutes of stunning French Alps scenery brought to you by World Nature Video. If you aren't feeling quite ready to commit to a workout trust us, hop on your indoor bike trainer and spin for 20 minutes watching this video.
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.
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.
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.
Highly recommended for anyone doing stair-stepper or incline hiking training on a treadmill. Would also be great for rehabbing from injury or for something slightly different to watch while aerobic base training inside.
Josh Crosby former World Champion rower and Ironman World Champion competitor coaches you through a 30 min ergometer workout. Including warm-up, technique, interval and endurance work.
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!
Perfect for the bike trainer when you are following a guided workout like Trainer Road. POV footage of the Tour de France Stage 10 2014 Rouffach - Munster Alsace. Col du Firstplan (722 m) Cat.2. Music "Natur & Techno" by Peer Kusiv.
"Embrace doubt, otherwise you'll never know what you are truly capable of." This short film covers an impressive performance by Newberry himself, running the "Squamish 50/50" that's both the 50m and 50k on consecutive days.
Released in 2010 this 64 minute documentary is perfect for an hour-long treadmill run. The film follows Michelle Halsne, a lifelong runner, mom and business-owner who has a dream of completing the Western States 100 for her 40th birthday. The film is a very authentic runner’s journey. A lofty goal, tough days getting training done, […]