For The Long Run show

For The Long Run

Summary: Exploring the why behind what keeps runners running long, strong, and motivated. The cover photo is my Why: finishing my first 50k, which was a last minute change of plans due to TNF50 cancellation, supported and surrounded by some of the best humans in the trail running world. Logo designed by Vanessa Wolfe Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

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 239. Chris McDougall: The Legacy of Born To Run | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:51:08

Chris is the runner and writer behind the infamous bestselling book Born To Run. In this episode we talk about: -the legacy of Born To Run -making running joyful -back to basics: food, footwear, and form -chasing mastery not competition -falling in love with the process -consistent improvements and refining your craft Follow Chris on Instagram @chrismcdougallauthor and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. As the weather begins to change, versatile pieces are essential for handling whatever the season holds. Tracksmith’s Twilight Quarter Zip and Horizon Long Sleeve are standout transitional pieces on the run. The pin-dot mesh of the Twilight Quarter Zip makes for a lightweight and airy top that can be layered or worn on its own. The Horizon Long Sleeve delivers the familiar feel of cotton with the performance of a tech blend that can be put through the paces and then be worn out for coffee afterward. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail https://www.bttt.run/ which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 238. Brad Stulberg: Strategies For Sustainable Excellence | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:03:36

This special interview with Brad Stulberg celebrates 1 million downloads of For The Long Run. Thank you to you, the listeners, for making this milestone possible. Brad is an author interested in the evidence based principles of sustainable excellence, high performance coach, armchair strength and conditioning athlete, husband and father. In this episode we talk about: -living a fulfilled life: doing good and feeling good -helping evolve the health and high performance industries -universal peak performance principles -the importance of doing the work and the rest -perspectives on success and failure -the future of media Follow Brad on Twitter @BStulberg and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. As the weather begins to change, versatile pieces are essential for handling whatever the season holds. Tracksmith’s Twilight Quarter Zip and Horizon Long Sleeve are standout transitional pieces on the run. The pin-dot mesh of the Twilight Quarter Zip makes for a lightweight and airy top that can be layered or worn on its own. The Horizon Long Sleeve delivers the familiar feel of cotton with the performance of a tech blend that can be put through the paces and then be worn out for coffee afterward. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail https://www.bttt.run/ which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Goodr This episode is also brought to you by Goodr. Goodr have the slickest shades around, for only $25 and $35. They don't slip or bounce, and stay on my face way better than more expensive sunglasses. If you'd like to support me and the show, treat yourself to a pair (or two) and head over to Goodr and get 15% off your entire order with the code FTLR. Your face will thank you! Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order.  Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 237. Phil Gaimon: For The Long Ride | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:03:30

Phil is a retired pro cyclist, podcast and YouTube sensation, and cookie monster! In this episode we talk about: -persevering as a pro cyclist -“retiring” from elite sports -the ins and outs of sponsorships and brand partnerships -the reality of professional athletics -bringing biking to the masses -the evolving bike industry Follow Phil on Instagram @philgaimon and For The Long Run @forthelrpod Find Phil online at https://philgaimon.com/ where you can also find links to his Strava and YouTube channel. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. As the weather begins to change, versatile pieces are essential for handling whatever the season holds. Tracksmith’s Twilight Quarter Zip and Horizon Long Sleeve are standout transitional pieces on the run. The pin-dot mesh of the Twilight Quarter Zip makes for a lightweight and airy top that can be layered or worn on its own. The Horizon Long Sleeve delivers the familiar feel of cotton with the performance of a tech blend that can be put through the paces and then be worn out for coffee afterward.  Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 236. Alison Désir: Running While Black | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:05:20

Alison is a mother, activist, community builder, and athlete. Alison is also a new author of the book “Running While Black”. In this episode we talk about: -Alison’s new book: “Running While Black” -creating diversity and belonging in the running community -running for social justice and representation -being the “only one” and feeling different -mental health struggles and running -sponsorships, self-advocacy, and representation Follow Alison on Instagram @alisonmdesir and For The Long Run @forthelrpod Buy Alison’s book today at http://alisonmdesir.com/book --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 235. Jason Hardrath: Aim High Lift Others | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:56:35

Jason is a wild elementary PE teacher with ADHD who struggles to sit still and loves chasing FKTs. In this episode we talk about: -discovering running as a positive outlet for ADHD -constantly chasing new goals -the journey to 100 FKTs -being a tide that lifts others up -teaching through movement -inspiring kids with diverse experiences -why we challenge ourselves -from car crash to 100 FKTs -mountain climbing and running for rehab -thriving in the chaos and unknown -using ADHD to your advantage -handling failure and DNFs Follow Jason on Instagram @jasonhardrath and For The Long Run @forthelrpod Watch his documentary and find more Jason online at https://www.jasonhardrath.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 234. Camille Herron: “Running Makes Life Better” | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:52:44

Camille is an ultra running extraordinaire who has been running for 27 years! In this episode we talk about: -road, track and trail ultramarathons -exploring all different distances, terrains, race events and adventures -following your passions -excelling as a masters runner -prioritizing health and nutrition -Camille’s ultra running mindset -always smiling and finding joy -celebrating finish lines no matter what -simply loving to run -endless possibilities and goals to chase -lifelong running -enjoying the journey -getting serious about beer and home brewing Follow Camille on Instagram @runcamille and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/supportCamille is an ultra running extraordinaire who has been running for 27 years! Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail https://www.bttt.run/ which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Goodr This episode is also brought to you by Goodr. Goodr have the slickest shades around, for only $25 and $35. They don't slip or bounce, and stay on my face way better than more expensive sunglasses. If you'd like to support me and the show, treat yourself to a pair (or two) and head over to Goodr and get 15% off your entire order with the code FTLR. Your face will thank you! Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. If you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 233: Replay of Rambling Runner Podcast Episode | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:57:36

This episode is a replay of Rambling Runner Podcast Episode 464 where host Matt Chittim interviews me! In this episode we have a wide ranging conversation about how my competitive nature has evolved, how I learned to let go of traditional goals, how I has blasted past his previous understandings of fatigue, and what I have learned from interviewing and be-friending some of the top athletes in the sport. Follow Matt on Instagram @rambling_runner @relay_site and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 232. Liz Hogan: Teamwork On The Trails | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:48:15

Liz is a Colorado native from an active outdoorsy family. She is a wild child at heart who loves the outdoors and loves doing it with people. In this episode we talk about: -running since elementary school -recently discovering a talent for trail running -curiosity, discovery and new adventures -college running -taking the pressure off and running for fun -building community -starting trail running -addicted to type 2 fun and exploring limits -carving your own path and existing in the moment -finding success while having fun -support in trail running -pacing Kilian Jornet at Hardrock 100 -being around the world’s best athletes -sharing the story and being relatable Follow Liz on Instagram @liz.c.hogan and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 231. Danny Bent: Passing Around The Happy Baton | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:55:48

Danny is a bit of an enigma, living as himself and traveling in multiple crazy directions. He is an author, events organizer, adventurer and runner, passionate about community. In this episode we talk about: -founding a group relay from LA to Boston -having community at the core -being a really happy person -coping with the loss of in-person community during the pandemic -managing adversities -time management -boundaries and learning to say no -working smarter not harder -running for bigger purposes, across countries, and living a wild life -ADHD and being hyper-focused -wrestling with the human condition -teamwork makes impossible possible -being the best you rather than modeling others -sharing through storytelling -incredible human strength Follow Danny on Instagram @danny_bent and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail https://www.bttt.run/ which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. REVEL Big Cottonwood This episode is brought to you by the REVEL Race Series. REVEL is an incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful series of full and half marathons that take place in the most scenic U.S. locations. All the races feature a fast downhill slope and spectacular scenery. Their next race takes runners from the canyons of the Wasatch Mountains to the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah on September 10th for the 10-year anniversary of REVEL Big Cottonwood. Register at RunRevel with code FTLR for $10 off. Goodr This episode is also brought to you by Goodr. Goodr have the slickest shades around, for only $25 and $35. They don't slip or bounce, and stay on my face way better than more expensive sunglasses. If you'd like to support me and the show, treat yourself to a pair (or two) and head over to Goodr and get 15% off your entire order with the code FTLR. Your face will thank you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 230. David Block: Shaking Up The Supplement Industry | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:57:08

David is a father, husband, athlete, and business owner of Previnex. He wears many hats, his favorite being “dad”. In this episode we talk about: -childhood sporting memories and dreams -falling in love with waterpolo and playing at the elite level -nutrition culture on a top collegiate team -David’s post college career trajectory -getting into investing -being exposed to the health and wellness space -the dark side of the supplement industry -defining health and longevity(18) -being faced with mortality -the early days of starting a business -setting a new standard for supplements -bringing a vision to life -strategies for business survival and enduring the grind -business growth during the COVID19 pandemic -optimizing immune health Follow Previnex on Instagram @previnex and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail which supports mental health efforts via trail running. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 229. Jes Woods: You’re Never Ready For 100 Miles | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:56:47

Jes is a New York City running coach involved in many different communities. In this episode we talk about: -sprinter and triple jumper to 100 miler -New York City running communities -getting into ultra running -challenging yourself to inspire others -a happier runner is a faster runner -dealing with discomfort and fearing the unknown -running Leadville 100 miler -coping with pre-race anxiety -creating running communities -DNFs and time cuts offs -the Leadville llamas -flirting, naps, and aid stations in trail running -failing publicly with no regrets -never feeling ready for a challenge Follow Jes on Instagram @jeslynnyc and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by https://freedomsolarpower.com/, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Tracksmith Thank you to https://www.tracksmith.com/ for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit https://www.tracksmith.com/collections/new-arrivals?utm_source=FortheLongRun&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=2022 to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FTLR. It will offer free shipping and a 5% donation to Bigger Than The Trail https://www.bttt.run/ which supports mental health efforts via trail running. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 228. Kara Goucher: Running Looks Different Now | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:06:58

Kara Goucher returns to the show! Check out For The Long Run Episode 34 for the first time Kara was on the podcast. Kara is a mom, race announcer, Oiselle and Altra sponsored athlete still super passionate about running beyond her elite career. In this episode we talk about: -the transformative power of running -raising an active kid -prioritizing family -reasons to run beyond setting PRs -running grateful and appreciating every mile -redefining goals and expectations -health challenges, illness and injury -aging and masters running -life after elite running -the draw of ultra marathons -differences in mentality between road, track, trail and ultra runners -braking free from the watch and the data -sponsorship in the age of social media -the place for podcasts -success is feeling whole and connected -family running goals -stepping into fear and setting scary goals -shared experiences in running and life Follow Kara on Instagram @karagoucher and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar Power, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 227. Ryan Montgomery: Creating Community For LGBTQ+ Athletes | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 01:00:42

Ryan is a runner with a full time job, family man, ultra trail athlete, queer and gay person. In this episode we talk about: -dealing with a multitude of injuries -running identity when you can’t run -wearing many hats and being more than a runner -channeling a competitive type A personality -growing up and running in Alaska -running 5 marathons in 5 days aged 16 -connecting with your mind, body and surroundings through running -ultra running unlocking possibilities -belonging as a queer and gay trail runner -running retreats to help LGBTQ+ youth find themselves on the trails -giving back and having an impact -the pull to run longer and longer -Ryan’s first ultra marathon -getting hooked on ultra running to discover yourself and explore the unknown -growth and development in ultra and trail running -goal setting -sustainable motivations for lifelong running -community being about shared values Follow Ryan on Instagram @ultra.ryan and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar Power, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. REVEL Big Cottonwood This episode is brought to you by the REVEL Race Series. REVEL is an incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful series of full and half marathons that take place in the most scenic U.S. locations. All the races feature a fast downhill slope and spectacular scenery. Their next race takes runners from the canyons of the Wasatch Mountains to the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah on September 10th for the 10-year anniversary of REVEL Big Cottonwood. Register at runrevel.com with code FTLR for $10 off. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 226. Mike “Kofuzi”: Non-Elite Runners Chase Big Goals Too | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:55:30

Mike, aka Kofuzi, is basically just a dude who runs a lot! He’s not an elite runner or a pro, he just enjoys sharing his experiences running a lot. In this episode we talk about: -evolving relationships with running from HS, college and adulthood -sharing the journey on social media -big audacious running goals and realizing you are capable of more -BQ, sub 3 and beyond -falling short of goals and not giving up -shifting goal posts with age -daily vlogs and creating content -becoming a running influencer -shoe reviews and YouTube -handling negative comments and criticism on social media -owning your own running journey and avoiding comparison Follow Mike on Instagram, Twitter and Strava @kofuzi and For The Long Run @forthelrpod Find Mike on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/kofuzi --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar Power, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons. Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

 225. Addie Bracy: Mental Training Requires Curiosity + Intention | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:44:48

Addie is a professional athlete, sports psychology consultant, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, author and run coach. Personally and professionally, Addie is heavily involved in the running community. In this episode we talk about: -choosing to explore your limits across all facets of running -coaching athletes to stay curious -racing free of pressure or expectation -handling discomfort -building mental toughness requires intentional practice -unpacking mastery and a growth mindset -training for the Leadville 100 mile race -giving back to the running community -setting goals within your control: process over outcome -reasons for running 100 miles -“normal” non-elite athletes can run ultras too -separating your why and successes from objective measures -using running as a reflection for how you want to show up in the world -giving your best effort, even in low moments -deciding how you respond to challenges -distractions vs feedback during races Follow Addie on Instagram @addiebracy and For The Long Run @forthelrpod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support Previnex This episode is also brought to you by Previnex. Previnex makes clinically effective supplements that promote longevity, performance, and every day health, and they donate vitamins to malnourished children with every customer order. From firsthand experience, I can tell you that Previnex supplements are awesome and flat out work! I highly recommend you check out and try these products for yourself. One of the best parts is that if you don’t experience benefits on any product within 30 days, Previnex has a no questions asked 100% money back guarantee for a full refund. You have no risk and everything to gain here. Use code FTLR for 15% off your first purchase of any products at previnex.com. Freedom Solar Power This episode is brought to you by Freedom Solar Power, the company I am using to go solar on my house. When I first started looking into solar, I thought it would be a clunky and expensive process. Going solar isn’t as hard as you think it is, and Freedom Solar Power is a turnkey solution focused on educating the consumer and making sure they have all the information they need to make sure going solar is right for them, both financially and as a way to help the planet. With no downpayment required, solar not only ads value to your home and is great for the environment, and might even allow you to save money from day one. Freedom Solar operates in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, and Florida, but there are plenty of other great options nationwide. Tracksmith Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their Summer Collection, inspired by the blue hues of summer watering holes, is now available and features staples thoughtfully designed for training. From their race-day-ready Van Cortlandt Singlet cut from Tracksmith’s signature 2:09 mesh, to the Allston Half Tights and Shorts built to provide a sleek fit in a minimal silhouette, these pieces are built to work as hard as you do. Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

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