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REI Presents: How to Run 100 Miles

What happens when two friends sign up for a 100 mile race? Brendan Leonard and his buddy Jayson Sime had never run an ultra before but signed up for the 2017 Run Rabbit Run 100. It makes for great treadmill TV. Especially if you want to see what an ultra running race and the training for it looks like for regular guys who aren't sponsored athletes.

THE WHY | Running 100 Miles | Billy Yang Films

Why would anyone run 100 miles? That's the question Billy Yang considers as he runs the Leadville 100 Trail Race. Beautifully shot, stunning scenery, an inspiring race and questions to consider.

Tom Versus Time Episode 1 | Versus on Watch

"What are you willing to do and what are you willing to give up to be the best you can be?" Tom Brady offers an intimate look at his mental and physical preparation for the 2017 NFL season. in episode 1 "The Physical Game" we see some of the dynamic gym work and mobility training he uses.

Moab 240 UltraMarathon Longest Trail Race in the USA Full Race Report | fulltiltward

Find out what it's like to run the longest trail race in the USA. Kerry Ward ran it in 2017 and documented the experience. Great for a long treadmill session.

Caroline Gleich | Follow Through

Caroline Gleich is a ski-mountaineer who has to work hard to gain respect for her impressive achievements. This short film tells her story so far. Skiers will love this but it will resonate with anyone who loves to challenge themselves in the outdoors.

Breaking2 | Eliud Kipchoge

Feature-length documentary by National Geographic covering Nike’s project to break 2 hours for the marathon. Amazing attention to detail, insight into training and fascinating profiles of the runners that took part. Perfect for watching while you run on a treadmill. I had to stop my first workout before the movie was over and I couldn’t wait to get back to run again and find out what happened.

Icarus

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award, this feature-length documentary starts with filmmaker and cyclist Brian Fogel investigating doping in his sport. As he digs deeper the story develops into something much bigger than anyone imagined. Recommended for treadmill or indoor bike trainer sessions.

Losing Sight of Shore

Four women attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean. Working in shifts - 2 hours on the oars then 2 hours off, they are out at sea for days and days in storms, adverse currents, extreme heat. It's an extraordinary undertaking both mentally and physically.

Karl Meltzer: Made to Be Broken | Red Bull Films

Karl Meltzer, trail name "Speedgoat", has won more 100-mile races than anyone else. In 2016 he attempted to set the FKT (fastest known time) for the Appalachian Trail which was then held by ultra-runner Scott Jurek.

Life in a Day | The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run | Billy Yang Films

Perfect for an hour on the treadmill this documentary follows four athletes in the 2016 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Race. Beautiful cinematography, epic terrain and an inspiring effort by the runners.

Eddie Izzard Mandela Marathons

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.