trans estrie

trans-estrie 30k | 50k

words : katherine warren & michaël laguëphotos: gophrette power Sixteen weeks of training for a 50km trail running race and you find out that it, along with all the other races, is cancelled in the fury of COVID-19 pandemic. So what do you do? You could take it easy, shift…

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take the bridge

like the wind feature | take the bridge

words by: Simon Freeman and Darcy Budworthphotography by: Matt Bradford and Simon Roberts generously provided by: like the wind magazine The basic definition of a bridge is simply a structure that spans a geographical feature, for example a body of water, a valley or a road. Bridges are built to…

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like the wind feature | the cheer squad

Words by Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal Images by Yamajo Run Crew and Cid Merisier Generously provided by: Like the Wind magazine Eight degrees. Midtown. The air is filled with that fresh morning dew. Shy sunrays start beaming through the early morning sky; hardly a cloud in sight. It’s one of those cool, refreshing…

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the anatomy of my runs as of late.

words by: meagan rouletimages by: sofie hojabri This morning, as always, I embark on the internal debate of whether I actually want to go for a run. My bed is warm. I slept with the window open last night so I know my feet will be cold when they hit the…

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grappling | a stream of consciousness

words and images by: Sarah Cotton Yesterday, March 16th, I chased my best friend around a parking lot, begging for a hug. She ran circles around her car, avoiding contact with me. It was a live version of one of those jokes somebody makes that’s clouded by a subtle hint…

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The Art of Endurance.

Words by; Robin Leilani Vieira Most of us runners are considered “crazy people” by the rest of the population, regardless of the distance, terrain, or pace we run. Running IS hard- hard on the body and mind. So, why do we do it?  My running journey began not in the…

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Basketball Was Life

Words by: Kimberly Hyacinthe Illustrations: Sarah Cotton Basketball was my first love. I played it during most of my high school. So when one of my friends asked me to join her in entering a regional track and field school race, I refused. I thought it was something like the…

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Stories | The Thing Most Likely to Kill Me, is Me

Words by Justin Reid-Simms (@houseofcardinal) Photos by Peigh Asante (@Peigh) The thing most likely to kill me, is me. That sentence, that short sentence, is echoing around my head right now. It’s taken directly from a video that CALM produced last week that, for me, encapsulated everything we need to…

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Breathe In. Breathe Out.

Words by: Sierra Asplundh Images by: Geoffrey Knott & Sierra Asplundh Breathe in. Breathe out. Alarm goes off. It’s a summer morning back in 2008. I reach for the water glass by my bed and slowly sip, awaking my metabolism along with those other bodily functions. My training plan calls…

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Thank you.

Words by: Joshua Parker Pictures by: Greg Snyder I just wanted to say thank you Angus. Thank you for eagerly waking me up every morning before the sun rises to make sure I get the miles in. Thank you for being excited no matter how painfully cold, terribly rainy or…

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Uprooted, yet grounded

I have been uprooted. My roots are dangling in the air. Trying to find a stable home.   For the last 7 months, the longest consecutive period I have spent in a country is 21 days. The next longest period is 12 days. I have to admit, there are positives…

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Running in Tao.

Words by Hakim Tafari,  images by Sarah Cotton Every time you run, you create the quality Of your own experience. Runners often speak of pain and of course, if you want that You can have all you want merely by pushing yourself beyond your limits Every time you run. It’s…

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Unicorns, Weight Loss and Social Media

By Marc Schultz In spite of arguing unsuccessfully with my running app on the accuracy of the distances we cover, it has none the less been a part of my recent success in taking back my health. That, and my daughter’s newly found appreciation for make believe animals. While slouched…

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A Grand Gesture of Goodbye

Words by: Jeanne Mack Illustrations by: Sarah Cotton A week had passed, and I still couldn’t go down stairs. Shuffling my feet as I creaked into an about-face at the top of a staircase to descend backwards made it a bit easier. But not much. Any bodily motion I made…

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Wild Bruce Chase – Ganaraska Trail

Photos and words by Sydney Allen-Ash This is my third year capturing the all-woman Wild Bruce Chase team in their completion of an end to end trail in the fastest known time (FKT). In 2016 they completed the Bruce Trail in the Bruce Peninsula, in 2017 they took on the…
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Not Just a Race

– This story excerpt is one of our favourites from the archives of  Like the Wind , a beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine for runners, by runners. We all do it: book races because they sound great. Friends extol the virtues of this or that race and you go: “Ooh! I might try that.”…

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TSP4.0 — THE EXCHANGE

words and images by Jody Bailey. It typically has an RV or support vehicle present, is completely different for everyone involved every time, and will happen — on average — over one hundred and thirty times for a team of six. The exchange. Photos for the Take The Bridge team…
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Dick Beardsley: The Dating Game

– This story excerpt is one of our favourites from the archives of  Like the Wind , a beautifully illustrated quarterly magazine for runners, by runners. I’ve been running for 40-plus years now and have logged more than 150,000 miles, yet when I go to bed at night I can hardly wait to…

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The Naked Walk

Stories | The Naked Walk

By Huyen Minh (@goldtogreen) As a girl and now as a woman, we are constantly thinking about and confronted with our bodies. There were always people around me, taking the right to say something about how I looked. From my parents, to kids from school, to magazines and advertising all over…

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Stories | Training Logs | October 18th, 2016

Words by Jeggi Elinzano (@paavozatopek) Illustration by Swathi Ghanta (@swafflesnyc) While preparing for the Lehigh Valley Marathon in 2013, I was running in Bowdoin Park–a park in Wappingers Falls, New York in Dutchess County, home of the Nike Cross Nationals New York and Northeast Regionals, and most notably home to…

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