HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout led by GCN presenter and 4-time US Cyclocross National Champion Jeremy Powers. (Skip to 4:45 when the sound starts working.)
Ryan Hall is the only American to break 2:05 in the marathon and 1 hour in the half marathon. He now coaches elite distance runners. In this video Hall leads us through strength and mobility workouts you can do from home with no gym equipment.
Originally released in December 2011 this feature-length film was re-released on youtube with free access during the COVID-19 lockdown. The film follows the top men in the 2010 Western States 100 as they battle for the win.
Roadless qualifies for inclusion here for two main reasons: 1. This expedition is solid type 2 fun. It's fully human-powered, no helicopters, no snowmobiles, no lifts, just sweat and effort. 2. It's a beautiful window to the wilderness which provides a mental boost if you are stuck indoors on a treadmill or similar.
Transport yourself to the Alps with this excellent documentary by Jeff Pelletier detailing his experience in the 2018 Tor des Geants - one of the hardest ultra-marathon races in the world. The views are spectacular and the 200 mile/330 km race has over 79,000 feet/24,000 meters of elevation gain. If you are looking for a change of scene, an inspirational race diary and some amazing POV footage this 44 minute video delivers.
Documentary film following the journey of ultrarunner Karel Sabbe from his start in the sport through to his experience in the 2019 Barkley Marathons. This story surpassed expectations. Without giving away too much let's just say that Karel is no "hobby jogger." Highly recommended. Check it out next time you need something to watch on the treadmill.
GCN (Global Cycling Network) delivers another excellent guided indoor bike session. This time it's a 40 minute pyramid with short high-intensity sprints. The GCN presenters are ex-pro cyclists: Manon Lloyd (double European junior champion in 2014) and Chris Opie and the workout was written by Neal Henderson of the Sufferfest training app.
Great running movies aren't all about winning races and setting records. This inspiring documentary by Find Your Feet Films follows a back-of-the-pack runner competing in the 2019 Tarawera 100 mile Ultramarathon in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Written by Neal Henderson of The Sufferfest, this 20 minute indoor bike training session works as a warm-up for a longer workout or as a standalone session when you haven't got much time.
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.