1 March 2024

Unleashing the Spirit of Trail Running: Sylwia Kaczmarek’s Inspiring Story

In the world of trail running, where each step is a testament to resilience and determination, there are stories that inspire and ignite the spirit of adventure.

Today, we delve into the captivating journey of Sylwia Kaczmarek, a trail runner whose passion for the mountains knows no bounds. Despite facing setbacks and challenges, Sylwia’s unwavering dedication to her craft and her indomitable spirit shine through, serving as a beacon of motivation for runners worldwide.

Sylwia’s journey is a testament to the ethos of Arduua – a global community of trail runners who embrace challenges, dare to dream big, and forge deep connections with nature. Through her words, we uncover the highs and lows of her training, her relentless pursuit of excellence, and her boundless enthusiasm for the trails.

Join us as we embark on an adventure filled with passion, perseverance, and the relentless pursuit of dreams. Sylwia’s story is a reminder that with grit and determination, anything is possible – even when the path ahead seems steep and unattainable.

Let’s lace up our shoes and follow Sylwia as she conquers mountains, defies odds, and continues her extraordinary journey with Arduua by her side.

Sylwia Kaczmarek graciously shares her journey, from overcoming injuries to setting ambitious goals and finding joy in every stride.

On Overcoming Adversity

“I have been aggravated with an Achilles injury since the end of December 2023. It’s been a tough road, especially considering I went through this in 2020 too. However, despite the setbacks, I’ve remained determined to stay active and continue my training.”

Sylwia’s resilience is evident as she describes her transition to cycling sessions to accommodate her injury, diligently following a plan crafted by Arduua’s coaches. “I trained often with VOMAX, and I’ve seen progress in my strength and endurance, especially in my legs.”

Finding Strength in Variety

In addition to cycling, Sylwia maintains a comprehensive training regimen, incorporating core exercises, upper body workouts, mobility exercises, and Achilles strengthening routines. “My program is demanding, but it’s also immensely rewarding. I find joy in pushing myself to be better, stronger, and witnessing the same dedication in my fellow runners.”

She emphasizes the importance of consistency and discipline in her approach to training, acknowledging that every step forward, no matter how small, contributes to her overall progress.

Setting Goals and Chasing Dreams

Sylwia’s calendar is filled with exciting races and challenges, each one a testament to her commitment to pushing her limits and exploring new horizons. From the Sandnes Ultra Trail to the Jotunheimen Ultra Trail, she embraces each opportunity with enthusiasm and determination.

“My running calendar looks as follows:

  • 20.04: Sandnes Ultra Trail – 43 km, D+2400
  • 26.05: 7 Fjell Tur in Bergen – 38 km, 2400 D+
  • 03.08: Jotunheimen Ultra Trail – 70 km, 2400D+
  • Late August: Stage run in Jotunheimen Park with Cecilia Wegnelius – Approximately 120 km spread over 5 days
  • Late September/October: Race to be determined

Community and Support

Central to Sylwia’s journey is the unwavering support of the Arduua community. “I am happy and grateful that my running adventure continues under the guidance of the great head Arduua coach, Fernando. An amazing person and passionate about trail running.”

She emphasizes the importance of surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals who share a passion for running and who inspire and motivate each other to achieve their goals.

Inspiring Others

As Sylwia looks ahead to her future endeavors, she remains steadfast in her commitment to inspiring others to pursue their own running adventures. “I want to infect other people with my passion, I want to convince them that each of us once took the first step to start running. The goal itself is not the culmination; it is all the work we do to achieve our dreams that counts.”


Sylwia’s journey is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of perseverance and dedication. As she continues to chase her dreams and conquer new challenges, she invites us all to join her on the trails, to push our limits, and to discover the joy of running in the mountains.

Join Arduua Today!

Are you inspired by Sylwia’s journey? Do you want to push your limits and explore the world of trail running? Join Arduua – a global community of passionate trail runners committed to self-improvement, adventure, and connection with nature.

With Arduua’s comprehensive online training platform, curated by seasoned trail running coaches, you’ll have the support and guidance you need to achieve your running goals. From personalized training plans to immersive camps and race trips, Arduua offers everything you need to take your running to the next level.

Don’t wait – lace up your shoes and join the Arduua tribe today! Trail Running Coach Online >>

/Katinka Nyberg, Arduua Founder


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