Competitive distance running has its contradictions. Every stride produces a force equal and opposite the force channeled back up through the body from the ground. Adaptations to this demand happen through a reciprocity of building up and breaking down. Adaptations can take years to build, but a race can be lost by fractions of a second; an injury can claim a victim without warning. Within these apparent contradictions, there is balance. This is an archive as much as a celebration of the contradictions of running and the ever quest for balance.