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Interview with Cédric Masip, Ambassador of Recuperat-ion Sport.

20 December, 2012 | Written by Recuperat-ion Recuperat-ion

Cédric
Masip, runner, blogger and editor of the magazine Trail-Session, has just been
added as a new member to the team of Recuperat-ion Sport. This native of Agen,
France, tells us more about his love for trail running.
 

How did you discover Trail running?
Exactly
one year ago, some friends of my athletic club convinced me to run the
SaintéLyon. I tried it and I loved it.
Moreover,
this year, I wanted to run the Saintexpress. It was for me a way to complete
this first year of trail running.
Copyright: Canal Adventure

What do you find so fascinating in this
discipline? What do you think of this keen interest? How do you see your
future?
What
I immediately liked when comparing it to cycling and road running is not to
have to race against the clock. The trail is a comeback to the sources, the
primary state of human being in contact with nature. It is a sport that offers
infinite sensations. For example, during a race, I am very sensitive to smells.
The craze for this sport does not surprise me; people are seduced by this comeback
to nature. They need it. As for my part, I’m always happy to see how Trail
running evolves. I just hope that the business side of trail running will not have
a negative impact on it, especially with doping.
How´s the life of a trail runner in Paris?
The
first shock for me was to leave my Southwest region in order to live in Paris
with my girlfriend. Second, contrary to what some people may believe, there are
many very good trail runners in the Paris region. There are some very specific
training spots in the Fontainebleau forest, Meudon or Clamart. No problems for the
fartlek sessions. On the other hand, professionally, it’s interesting to be in
Paris because the potential is here! There are many people who may be willing
to discover trail running.
What is the race in which you dream of
participating one day?
More
than a race, I would return with pleasure in Bolivia to climb Mount Sajama
until the third refuge. Then I will wait at the summit with the materiel.
Otherwise, I hope one day to participate in the “Marathon des Sables” and the “Diagonale
des Fous“.
Next season, in any case, my intention is to enter three ultras abroad.
How do you manage your different
responsibilities being a runner, a blogger, and editor in chief of the
Trail-session magazine?
Fortunately,
this month, I’m in recovery, so it is easier to manage. Otherwise, it is true
that the organization is complicated. But I have made this choice and I do not
regret it. I live for my passion, trying to separate and explain what are my
different roles.
What´s
curious is that I am passionate about trail running as it´s a race against
yourself where the clock is not important. Now that I’ve converted it as my
job, I spend my time racing against time to get organized!
You’re an ambassador of Recuperat-ion Sport.
What´s for you the main advantage of this product for trail runners?

Deep muscular hydration! I experienced it in the Africa
Ultra Race, where I didn´t have any muscle cramps. I was able to go through all
the stages without any problems.

Last book, last movie, last restaurant?
I
recently read “The 4 Agreements Toltec” by Miguel Ruiz. It really
made me think, especially as the book talks about being in harmony with nature.
The
last restaurant … I do not even remember! Not that I do not like going out,
but lately I didn’t have time.
Same
goes for going to the cinema. However, a movie that I saw lately was Fight
Club, I love it.

Trail Session

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    Thank you for sharing!

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