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Monday Morning Motivation: The why

The Why by Billy Yang at Leadville 100

Are you struggling to get up and out of the door to run? Ask yourself why you’re doing it (or not). This week’s Monday Morning Motivation comes from Billy Yang who posed the question: Why do we run 100 miles? It’s a question I get from friends and acquaintances quite often. And Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The Podium

Maurice Manificat

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation features French skier Maurice Manificat. In this video from Salomon TV, he shares how he eats, sleeps, and trains in order to win races. English transcript: People often ask me what I am thinking on the podium, but I never know what to answer. It’s hard to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The pale mountains road

Bike on a road in Innsbruck, Austria

Mountains were the cornerstone of Stephano’s life. Growing up in a family of skiers, he started competing at a young age. When an injury took skiing away from him he found solace in his offseason training activity, cycling. What he realised was a new way to experience the mountains that he Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The Distance

Jim Walmsley

The Distance is a short film from TRUE MVMNT about ultrarunner Jim Walmsley. He’s quickly risen through the ranks of trail running, blowing past old records on his way. Walmsley knows the importance of listening to your mind and body during training. From the food he eats to the trails he runs, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running with the Belles

Members of Maroon Belles

The Maroon Belles are a women’s trail running group based out of Carbondale, Colorado. They welcome anyone no matter what their running ability is. They lead group runs on local trails. In winters, they organise Nordic, snowshoeing and skiing adventures as well! Running with the Maroon Belles In this short film Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running the Squamish 50

Squamish 50

The Squamish 50 is an iconic trail race held in beautiful Squamish, B.C. Canada. With 11,000 feet of elevation in the coastal forests of western Canada, Salomon athletes Anna Frost, Dakota Jones, and Anne-Marie Madden take the challenge.   Squamish 50 -50M race start Gary Robbins (Race director, Salomon athlete): Who Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running the Leadville 100

Still from Moments at Elevation

The Leadville 100 is an iconic race for ultrarunners. Moments at Elevation, from filmmaker Isaiah Jay, explores the spirit, struggle, and magic that empowers hopefuls across the finish line. Isaiah follows four endurance athletes from Colorado’s Adrenalin Project.   Athletes: Maggie Walsh, Luke Jay, Casey Hill, Jason Michalak   Transcript Just being able to have no commitments, Read more…


Regaining my mojo at MoRun

Tamsyn, Kate and Laura with their MoRun medals.

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken part in a 10k race (or any other running race). I was really excited to take part as I love running, but also because it’s supporting a good cause. Before the race, I met up with my friends Kate and Laura. We Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Running Across California

Running across California a film about Ali Butler Glenesk

“Go do something crazy.” That’s the spirit driving Ali Butler Glenesk, a runner who woke up one morning and hatched the ultimate challenge for herself: Become the fastest known woman to run across her home state of California. What did that mean exactly? Running 262 miles in 10 days east Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rory Bosio

Rory Bosio

This morning’s motivation is brought to you courtesy of ultrarunner Rory Bosio. Rory is an American athlete who specialises in ultra-trail runs. She won the 2013 and 2014 editions of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and the Lavaredo Ultra-Trail in 2014. She ran her first 1-mile race at the age of 8 and in Read more…