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Zen and the Art of 100-Mile Marathons

Zen and the Art of 100-Mile Marathons

“I look at it this way,” says Willie McBride, a Portland endurance athlete and coach, as he makes quick work of a breakfast burrito loaded with tofu, kale, and cashew sour cream. “In a day in a normal life, your average person asks 20 percent from their body. An ultrarunner asks close to 100 percent of their body. Your average person is like, ‘You’re crazy—you’re getting injured.’ I just think, ‘Yeah. You’re not going to get injured if you’re only asking 20 percent.’”

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This article appeared in the June 2015 issue of Portland Monthly. 

This Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Running a Reality for Anyone

This Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Running a Reality for Anyone

For some folks, running is a way of life. For others, it’s a chore, or an unpleasant memory from high school gym class. But for some of us, running is impossible, due to injuries, disabilities, or other physical challenges. Or, at least, it was impossible. Enter the AlterG Treadmill, which allows anyone to offset up to 100% of your body weight to make running and walking safe and effective for any body. 

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This article appeared in the Balance blog at Portland Monthly.