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The Long Distance Runner
Long distance running opens doors to new and varied landscapes. Running longer distances is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy miles of stunning scenery. Going on a long run is like going on an adventure: it's refreshing, it's character-building and it's exciting!
At least, that’s what Romain, our Run4It Dundee Senior Assistant Manager, thinks! An avid ultra runner and all round top guy, Romain is always on a lookout for new running routes and challenges. In this video he shares his love for long distance running and his go-to-gear for comfort and performance.
"My name is Romain and I’m a long distance runner. I love ultra running because it teaches humility and patience, but also pushes your limits and brings out the best in you. It helps you see the bigger picture and gain perspective. I love seeing the progression distance-wise and challenging my body to run longer and longer.
Ultra running is almost like meditation; it's just about you running and taking in the scenery. I think this is the best thing about running long distance. It allows you to experience more of your surroundings. No thoughts, just emotions.
I love a good mix of steep hills, flatter trails and downhill sections. To run comfortably on varied trail and off-road terrain, I need proper running gear! The most important pieces of running gear for me are:
- Comfortable running shoes with enough grip to perform when the going gets rough
- A good pair of running socks
- Lightweight running shorts and a lightweight running t-shirt
It's all about mindset, it’s easy to think we can run a certain distance. If you tell yourself you can, then it will become much easier to achieve it."