Anton Krupicka talks about how he got started in running. Interviewed in Boulder, Colorado - July 2012. This video is raw interview footage from a produced piece for Competitor Running ahead of the 2012 Leadville Trail 100 race:
Anton Krupicka On Living And Training In Leadville - http://running.competitor.com/2012/08/video/video-anton-krupicka-on-tackling-the-leadville-100_57042
Anton Krupicka Talks Training - http://running.competitor.com/2012/12/video/video-anton-krupicka-talks-training_63214
This is my fav sportsman at the moment. Anton Krupicka, ultra- and mountain-runner …
Why he runs?
Read his fabulous answer:
Sometimes those days occur where life is sort of muted—both audibly and visually, and maybe even sensually—and the sun is stuck behind a bank of clouds, and if you can even motivate to get off the floor you struggle outside to walk to the store and a car drives by and you have to inhale its acrid fumes and it splashes freezing slush onto your shoes and jeans and now you’re just stumping along with soggy socks and contaminated lungs and before you even get where you’re going it starts raining/sleeting and, of course, you didn’t bring a rain jacket or an umbrella (who carries an umbrella, anyways?) and generally the whole situation just sucks and you mostly feel like either A) punching someone/something in the face, or B) retreating back to your little cave of an apartment/room for some more self-indulgent moping.
Well, if I have gone for a run first thing that morning—even if it was through puddles of freezing slush with a hurricane wind blowing snow in my face the whole way—then that type of day simply doesn’t happen, almost no matter what. The morning’s run has an effect such that it seemingly rewires the circuitry in my motherboard in a way that virtually disallows the formation of those stupid, pointless, defeating emotions and thoughts.
And that’s a powerful thing—being able to control the negativity and self-pity in one’s internal brain-voice—and one that if I didn’t have I’d probably be a whole lot less positive in my perception of my general well-being. So, getting out to run is a definite priority.
"It’s important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward, not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes you are different in some way than you were the day before." - John "The Penguin" Bingham
Any endurance athlete will tell you it’s almost always a mental game.
At least if you’ve trained right.
Idealists, foolish enough to throw caution to the winds, have advance humankind and have enriched the world. ~ Emma Goldman || #quote #landscape #lake #hiking #latergram