29 Feb '16, 8pm

TrailRunner - How to Make Friends With Pain

TrailRunner - How to Make Friends With Pain

Embracing discomfort can lead to trail-running breakthroughs Megan Roche (left) pushes past fatigue at the 2014 World Mountain Running Championships. Photo by Nancy Hobbs “Make friends with pain, and you’ll never be alone,” Ken Chlouber , creator of the Leadville Trail 100, has said. That statement applies as much to running as it does to watching a presidential debate. With both, it’s not about avoiding discomfort; it’s about accepting and embracing it, about feeling the burn and/or "Bern." Running without some discomfort sometimes is not running, it is leisurely jogging—a valid pursuit in its own right, but not one that comes with the familiar thrill of pushing your limits. By choosing this sport, you are choosing short-term discomfort to gain long-term joy. So don’t fear pain. Befriend it. Megan and David Roche share a smiling couple’s moment in the medical tent after b...

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