Come Back Stronger
As part of our #ComeBackStronger training campaign, we collaborated with Nino + Fausto Magro (Chamonix, France) to make this video for you. We hope it helps you stay inspired.
Can you still run outside? Or are you stuck totally indoors? Comment on the video and tell us.
Alcohol-free beer (a really good one!)
What if you could cut down your alcohol consumption…without giving up good beer? You can! Lots of our runners love Athletic Brewing’s alcohol-free craft beer, and we think you will, too. Especially if you’re looking for a way to unwind after a hard training–or even before a hard training–these brews are awesome.
You can check out their selection here.
To help you come back stronger, we’ve teamed up to giveaway FOUR indoor trail running training plans and craft non-alcoholic brews to unwind without compromising your fitness goals. Four winners will be selected over the weekend! For your chance to win:
1) Follow both @AthleticBrewing and @vert.run on Instagram
2) Tag a friend in the comments! (1 comment = 1 entry)
WHAT INSPIRED US THIS WEEK
What to watch:
To clear our heads after all the COVID-19 news, we bring you this really nice film about one our fellow runners and friends, Paddy O’Leary, and his attempt to set the FKT on one of the most iconic routes in his homeland: Ireland. We’ve shared a lot in the past about fell running and its famous “rounds” (like the Bob Graham Round,) so we couldn’t resist sharing this film about the “Wicklow Round” with you. It definitely fires us up for when we can get back to running in the mountains.
What to listen to:
It’s hard not to share about Courtney Dauwalter when we find something new, so here’s a podcast from Salomon where they interview her about her training for the big races of her season, and the mental aspect of running really long distance Ultras. Courtney also shares what her 2020 trail race calendar looked like before the pandemic changed things.
You can listen to the interview here.
What to listen to:
Sticking with the theme of “podcasts”–which lots of us are consuming more than ever during these quarantine times–here’s the latest from Dylan Bowman’s podcast. In this episode, he got to sit down with one of the ultra trail legends of Canada: Gary Robbins. In this interview, we find out what’s happened to Gary in terms of why he hasn’t been able to come back to racing (you guessed it: injuries) since his very famous “almost” finish of the Barkley Marathon in 2017 (he missed the finish line by 6 seconds there!) and how this COVID-19 situation his affecting him as a race director of many trail races he manages in Canada.