6 running adventures and what to pack. Meet the Urbanist.
Running is an adventure to see and encounter new ground. Be that a late night run, conquering mountains, an Ironman or a deep forrest run. We joined six On runners on their running adventure and asked them what they pack and what makes them tick. Here is what they said.
Meet Carola Schoch, who started the first official SwissCityBootCamp in Zurich, Switzerland in 2012, with the idea to motivate people to discover the joy of sports outside in nature. Today, she and her SwissCityBootCamp team help people in 9 Swiss cities to reach new performance heights with their interval training sessions.
The packing list for Urbanists
“We make the city our playground” "Let’s rock the day – that’s my first thought in the morning. Even on days I am not so motivated – as soon as I am meeting my clients to start the training all my energy is back and I am lovin’ it! What I enjoy so much about the training sessions is the variety. Every BootCamp is different – depending on the coach and the city we are in. We follow a certain course throughout the city, stopping several times for workouts using what the public sphere has to offer – benches, stairs, parks. That’s what makes BootCamp so special: We are in the middle of a city, but we re-discover it: We find nature in the middle of well-known architecture, make the city our playground. You don’t need to go inside to lift heavy weights. Just go out there, enjoy working with your own body and be in motion. Looking back, I see so many beautiful situations with people who are happy that they are staying with us and so many who we helped to change their lives little by little in order to integrate the healthy aspects and sports in their daily routine. I couldn’t imagine a better feeling." - Carola Schoch You want to join Carola for a BootCamp session? Find out more here.
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What do Ironman and Ultramarathoners pack for their running adventures? See below.