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.
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.