Need the motivation to keep trail running? Read Keisuke's story, be inspired to join him at the start line of Ohrid Ultra-Trail 100K this year!
OUT: Please introduce yourself to our followers.
KM: I'm Keisuke from Japan.I'm involved in environmental activities such as marine debris collection in the Ogasawara Islands and promoting trail running.
OUT: How long have you been running/ trail running? (why do you run)
KM: It's 5th year. I want to travel only by my legs around the world.
OUT: What do you enjoy most about trail running?
KM: It shows me my limits.
OUT: Do you have a memorable running experience/story to share with us? (or your biggest achievement)
KM: It was second year. I've gotten a lots of see and hear hallucinations when I tried crossing traverse the Japanese Alps (Northern, Middle, Southern) which a 415km 27,000m±D. I was very moved when I saw a small view of the Northern Alps, which I had passed through 4 days before from last part of the Southern Alps.
OUT: How do you stay motivated when the going gets tough?
KM: Believe in my friends at first. Believe in myself.
OUT: What are your top three "little things" that you do to prevent injury?
KM: No sprint training. Run only on days when you feel like running. Get enough sleep.
OUT: If you could give a single piece of advice to less experienced trail runners what would it be?
KM: Have fun like a child.
Keisuke had an amazing story to share and definitely a lot of helpful advice. If you want to see and hear more from him feel free to check out his ITRA profile , follow him on Facebook and Instagram. Finally visit his website to find out more about his environmental protection work in Japan.