Tag: video

  • Friday Inspiration — David Goggins

    I’ve been listening to Jessi Itzler’s wonderful Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet on my runs. It’s hilarious, thought provoking and inspiring. As everyone who follows these things knowns by now the anonymous “Seal” in the book is legendary ultra-runner / crazy person David Goggins. Goggins is […]

  • Friday Inspiration: Farewell Ryan Hall

    There are lots and lots of great Ryan Hall videos out there, and I’ll probably post more of them in the weeks to come, but when I think of Ryan Hall videos, I think of this one (even though, really, it focuses on Josh Cox). I have visualized Hall’s stride in this video on dozens […]

  • Friday Inspiration: Western States Orginal

    The grand daddy of American ultra races, the Western States 100, is this weekend. Irunfar has extensive coverage planned, which I’ll be following religiously. I’d love to see Rob Krar and Alex Varner do well, but its a long race, and there are a lot of talented runners out there. Should be a good race. […]

  • Friday Inspiration — the Teacher

    With the tragic news out of Charleston, running seems must less important. Still, perhaps its worth taking a break from feeling depressed over the state of race relations and gun control in this country to watch a nice little inspiring video about a teacher who can run really fast.

  • Friday Inspiration — The Injured Runner

    I found this video of 15 hours in he life of Anton Krupicka strangely moving and inspiring in its discussion of a running struggling to find balance. Krupicka is a talent runner and a thoughtful guy. Here, he discusses how injury has hampered his running career. I feel for him. Especially as it seems his youthful […]

  • Friday Inspiration – Getting excited for the long run

    Tomorrow, I’ll do my last really long run of this training cycle — 20 miles. I’m looking forward to it, and I’m looking forward to it being done.  Whenever I want to post a video related to a long run, this Josh Cox / Ryan Hall video always comes to mind. Maybe it’s their graceful […]

  • Friday Video: Sally McRae and Western States

    It was 34 degrees my morning run which is way too goddamn cold for late April. Still! Summer is coming, and with it, the marquee ultra running events. I’m super excited for this year. A whole new crop of talented runners are on the rise, including the fascinating and talented Sally McRae, who placed 10th […]

  • Friday Inspiration: Scott Jurek

    I just finished reading Scott Jurek’s memoir/cookbook Eat and Run.  Its surprisingly good. It reminded me that, while Jurek is pretty far out there on the spiritual end of the running, eh is thoughtful and articulate on the interplay between the science of running and the sports more spiritual dimensions. So, in honor of the […]

  • Friday Inspiration: Desi Linden workout

    Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Desi Linden, when she was still Desi Davila, training for the 2012 Olympic trials by running 5 x 2 mile repeats at 5:15 per mile, in the winter, in Detroit. Check out her form. Its damn near perfect: Maybe I’ll try this work out. Though for me, the pace […]

  • Friday Inspiration – Runners Talking About Running

    This one is  a different kind of Friday Inspiration. It’s a short, casual interview with of the most interesting ultra-runners out there – Anton Krupicka, Scott Jurek and Peter Balkwin.  Interesting questions, and interesting answers on why they race (or don’t race) why they run, and how to treat my personal nemesis, plantar fasciitis. I’d […]