Running Movies

The poor running movies never get their day in the movie theaters.  They’re not as popular as Black Swan, The King’s Speech or Toy Story 3.  My personal favorite is The Spirit of The Marathon which follows 6 runners training/ running the 2005 Chicago Marathon.  I can have it on repeat no problem and I usually play it before 1/2 Marathon and Marathons.  Granted, I have my favorite people (the 60-70 something year old grandpa who started running marathons because he turned 65) and, quite frankly, I live through people who can actually run a marathon in under 150 minutes.

During a recent online stalking, I found out there are TWO new running movies out/ coming out that have had/ will  have one night events that I’ve had to miss because I’ve been on or will be on away rotations.  And the movie the movie theaters near me didn’t have the movie screenings 😦

Hood To Coast follows some teams running 197 mile relay race from Mt Hood to

the Oregon Coast with 6 runners per team.  And, there are 1000 total teams.  People say marathoners are crazy for running 26.2.  With 6 people, running 197 miles, each person has to run 32.83 miles.  Personally, after 26.2 miles, I’m done.

And when I have to talk myself into running the last 5 miles of it, I can’t even imagine tacking on another 6.63 miles!!

If running 1 marathon wasn’t enough, My Run focuses on a newly widowed man with 3 kids struggling to cope after his wife loses a battle with breast cancer.  In order to bring attention to single parent homes, he decided to run from St. Paul, MN to Atlanta, GA and ended up running 75 marathons in 75 days.  Yes, that’s 26.2 miles every day for 75 days.  Or, 1965 miles in just over 2.5 months.  That’s more than what I’ll run in over a year!  It comes out at the end of March, which means I have to wait for it to *hopefully* pop up on iTunes so I can watch it when I have some spare time.

So, even if you’re not into running, at least take a peak at these movies.  They might teach you a little something about life, the ups and downs people have to deal with in training or even, why we decided to do the crazy things we do as runners


About drrunner
8 time marathoner, 65 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. BibRave Pro, Doctor and a mix of insanity

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