Monday, April 28, 2014

Team ELM Snow to Surf Relay: Double Trouble!

If you thought you were seeing double at the annual Royal Lepage Snow to Surf Relay this past weekend you weren't alone! Team ELM once again had two teams racing side by side and head to head in the masters women category of the exciting 9 staged relay race.  20 high energy women kitted out in ELM blue and white jerseys were hard to miss as we cheered and jeered each other on from leg to leg throughout the day. It was a tight race between the top 3 teams and first went back and forth a few times from mountain to ocean. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Weekend Film Fest!

Happy Weekend!
It's Snow to Surf weekend in the Valley!  Team ELM and Team ELM Too will be racing from Alpine to Ocean with 9 legs of skiing, snowshoing, running, biking and paddling...and of course the beer gardens is the 10th leg after a long day of cheering!  Here is some EPIC inspiration for the racers!


Running c/o The Adventure Blog

 Biking c/o The Adventure Blog

Paddling c/o The Adventure Blog

Friday, April 25, 2014

Taper Time Baby...

There is some serious (and not so serious) tapering going on around here these days...

Serious: Team ELM is heading to Vic for the Times Colonist 10K this Sunday after training hard and smart for the past 10 weeks!  Wooohoo!

Not so serious: Team ELM is staying in town and entering 2 teams once again in the Royal Lepage Snow to Surf Relay this Sunday- we are out there to have fun, cheer as loud as possible and get in a good gigglefest...anything else is bonus;)

Not sure if I'm serious: I have been keeping my good friend and ELM coach Kim Senechal (check out her blog as she has been posting all the way through her training journey!) company on her long runs this winter as she prepares for her first Ultra in May... In the process I have managed to sign myself up for the 50k race as well:)  We finished our last long run this past Sunday (Cumberland Triple Crown OMG: 5.5hours, 38kms, 1500m elevation gain) and have a few good long ones under our sneakers now so it is taper time baby!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Videos: Weekend Film Fest!

It's Monday, I know.  The weekend Film Fest video's are a wee bit late.  But, you understand.  It's a long weekend and things are moving a bit slower around here:).  Here are some lovely low key videos to help you (and me) transition from 4 days off to 4 days is good:)

 The Running Connection from Mountain Hardware c/o The Adventure Blog.  MH top trail running athletes talk from the heart about what a run in the trails means to them...great video to get you thinking about why YOU love the trails:)

The Trip by Darcy Turenne.  Congrats to BC girl Darcy Turenne for winning the 72hr Filmaker Showdown in Whistler this month!  This short film was shot in one single take- amazing when you think about it.  Enjoy the trip...

THE TRIP - Winner 72Hr Filmmaker Showdown WSSF 2014 from Darcy Turenne on Vimeo.

Alaska in Full Technicolour.  Big screen this one:)  Sit back, relax, it's all gonna be ok... c/o The Adventure Blog.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Videos: Film Fest!

It's movie time! 
You may have noticed I took a break last week (ok ok I completely forgot) so hopefully you are itching for your Film Fest!  Here is a random assortment of dirt, sweat and adventure to inspire you (and make you laugh) on your next adventure!
Enjoy!  Then...get outside!

Spoof on Adventure Films by and c/o The Adventure Blog.  Couldn't get the video to embed for this one so you just need to click the link...come can do little's worth it if you have seen those same gnarly adventure ski/bike/climb videos a few to many times... and if you could use a giggle today:)

'Klunking' circa 1975 from Evening Magazine and c/o NSMB.  Hands down this is the best mt. biking video I have seen all year!  Check out the roots of mountain biking and go old school with the boys of Cali - this footage is absolutely priceless:)

Drankensberg Grand Traverse.  Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel have done it...after all the hype they successfully completed their goal: From Sentinel car park in the north to Bushman’s Nek Border Post in the south, it’s roughly 220 kilometres across the main range – a trek that takes a strong hiker anywhere between six to 10 days to complete. Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel ran it in less than two days. To rightfully claim the title, they had to travel on foot, carrying all their own gear, without receiving any form of support along the way.  Great clip to give you a feel for it...

Claudia Clement Downhill MTB video c/o Mountain Biking For Women.  Great scenery and great riding to get you stoked to go outside (and ride) today!