If I had to sum up this year, it would be a great winter, a fabulous landscape in the Canary Islands, a culture shock in Japan, an fantastic encounter with Yurgen, a singular vision in the United States, and a life lesson in Belle-Ile-en-Mer.
In this bonus I offer you forgotten, hidden or censored scenes of this beautiful year of filming. You really thought you had seen everything?
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and see you soon!
Belle-Île-en-Mer? The ocean, the beaches, the wild coast, the small valleys and the harbours?
It’s true that the island is full of wonders; but the real beauty is expressed through meetings, stories, and sharing.
In the last episode of the season 5, Sébastien, David and Ludovic met each other on this piece of land, between sea and sky, and casually approach the end of the season.
Pierrette, 75 and Guillaume, 24, throw themselves into the tour of the island by coastal trails.
Two generations, two different approaches of trail running but a single passion: to feel the pleasure of running on trails and to make sure that running becomes a lifestyle.
We often hear about the difference between european and american races. But what is this state of mind, this different vision which suggest us that races in the US have something special ?
If it is true that in minimalism only lie the essential, the Hardrock 100 is the perfect demonstration : limited to 140 runners without mandatory equipment, the path offers the runners a wild oddysey through stunning, aerial and prone to storms Colorado’s landscapes.
The simplicity and the joy of these guys assaulting one of the world's hardest challenge, get us fully aware of a different way of life from the one we know in Europe : The American Style.
Why I want to run ? « Because I don’t know neither how to sing nor how to swing » Rocky Balboa
The races are long, technical and demanding to cope, I needed to be on top, to find the eye of the tiger.
I meet Yuurrrgen…
Website of Yohann Metay
"We often sum up running to the action of putting one foot in front of the other. I think it is more than that, the body's movement is mainly similar but the mechanisms of the mind who allow us to get through with an Ultra Trail are different.
The mechanics of the body and the mind depend of each other. If one of it is not going well, the other one won't go either. The spirit of the European races is different from the spirit of the American races, what about Japanese ones ? "
In this new episode, Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, master of trail running in Japan, talk to us about the Japanese mentality.
A leap in the dark ? Some will say that I know this race well because I have been there, and I have won it several times. It is a leap in the dark not because of the land but because it is the first race of the season. This race will guide my season, the dark is myself.
What doesn't kills me makes me stronger!"
10 weeks without running. In the point of view of some, it's nothing, but for a runner like Sébastien Chaigneau, it's an eternity. After this test, how to cope with new challenges?
Sources of motivation come from different backgrounds, there is the challenge, fun, nature, but there are also the people around us. Without them it is impossible to get ready for the race.
Discover proprioception with my physioterapist Vincent in a bonus episode included in this first episode of Get Ready For Season 5.