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A female runner is running on a path in the mountains amidst a yellow-green meadow.

Intuitive Running

I don’t want to run like this any­more. It’s not doing me any good. More than that: it’s jeop­ar­diz­ing my health. I’m jeop­ar­diz­ing my health. And my joy of run­ning is at risk too. I owe this real­iza­tion to a gad­get, not my own insight. But let’s start from the beginning.

A person wearing running shoes is sitting on the floor, only the upper legs visible.

Only assholes do that

As I step out into the chilly air, I can feel the weight of the past year bear­ing down on my shoul­ders. My Achilles ten­don still aches, a con­stant reminder of the injury that has slowed me down for so long. And yet, despite the pain and the set­backs, I lace up my shoes and begin to run. It’s the first day of a new year, and I am deter­mined to make it a suc­cess­ful one.

A hiker is standing on a trail in the mountains.

The North Face is looking for «driven athletes» for their development program

A lot of sports and out­door com­pa­nies have built up team­like communities—like Asics’ Fron­tRun­ners or On’s Run­ning Crew. Most of them sup­port their mem­bers with events or gear and excpect them to be brand ambas­sadors in return. The North Face now has set up such a pro­gramm too, which, how­ev­er, has a slight­ly dif­fer­ent focus.

A man is running in the park.

Unlocking Ideas

Have you ever had an idea while you were run­ning? If so, you’re not alone. Like tak­ing a show­er or going for a walk, run­ning is one of those activ­i­ties that stim­u­late cre­ativ­i­ty. «The hours we spend on our feet have a way of unlock­ing ideas that would oth­er­wise be out of reach,» so it says in a text about the «Track­smith Fel­low­ship». The inde­pen­dent run­ning brand from New Eng­land has designed this pro­gram to sup­port run­ners with cre­ative ambi­tions. But why?