Author: Adam Bratton
Read Time: 5 mins
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before … You pull a pair of random cotton socks from the drawer and lace up your worn-out gym shoes to line up for your first 5K. You’re gasping for air halfway through the race, a wave of emotions swirl through your head, and you cross the finish line where a stranger drapes a medal around your neck and hands you a banana. Your body is nauseated but your mind is addicted. That first 5K launches you into a whole new world of running events and although it nearly killed you, you can’t wait for the next one. Most runners can relate to this feeling. But not all runners know that this roller coaster feeling is the same for Race Directors (RDs) as well.
We recently buckled in for another roller coaster ride with our Perennial Endurance Run and I want to give you a sneak peek of what happens behind the scenes when you’re forced to make changes on the fly.
Guest Q&A: Zach Karmel
Read Time: 3 mins
If you’ve kept up with HPM over the past few weeks, you’ve seen that weather and Momma Nature have their own plans one of our signature events … again. This time, the inaugural Perennial Endurance Run was rescheduled due to significant weather and trail damage at the event venue. We quickly shot a note to all participants with options for how to handle their registration. Naturally everyone involved was bummed but responses were overwhelmingly understanding and optimistic. W
We certainly heard a few unique situations that required some creativity. One response stood out though … “I was wondering if I could submit an alternate run in place of Perennial. My friends and I decided to run 50 miles that day”. Of course we had to respond ...
Author: Adam Bratton
Read Time: 2 mins
We’re all familiar with standard running events like 5Ks, Half Marathons or even Ultramarathons. We toe the start line, follow the course markings, and cross that glorious finish line before snagging a banana and rehydration liquid of choice. Similar to the rest of us, this format has likely been a staple for many in their running journey. A staple that has hopefully created a bit of a “what’s next” mentality.
Welcome to Time-Based Running Events … if you haven’t heard of them, you need to because they’ll open up a whole new world of what’s possible in your running journey! Here’s how they work and why you should give it a try.
Guest Q&A: Jeremy Weibley
Read Time: 4 mins - Short Film: 5 mins
Endurance sports can literally and figuratively lead us to the highest of peaks and the lowest of valleys. There are lessons to be learned in both of these physical and mental places. Human Powered Movement is proud to support Jeremy Weibley on his quest to finish his first 100 mile trail race. In this short film and Q&A you'll see why some ultramarathons end up with belt buckles and beers and some end with concussions and cobwebs. Ultra running is kind of like mountaineering ... reaching the peak is optional, descending is mandatory.
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Adam Bratton is the Founder and Head Enabler at Human Powered Movement.
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