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.
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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.
“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
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, […]