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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Feature-length documentary covering the 2016 Crossfit Games, a 5-day, 15 event multisport challenge to find the "Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth". Intense from the start and featuring incredible feats of strength, agility, skill and aerobic capacity, this feature-length video is both entertaining and super-energizing.
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.
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.