50 episodes

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.

For The Long Run Jonathan Levitt

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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.

    50. Amanda Nurse: Amanda Runs Boston (and beyond!)

    50. Amanda Nurse: Amanda Runs Boston (and beyond!)

    This week's episode is with Amanda Nurse! Amanda is a professional runner who lives in Boston.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    -her progression as a runner
    -wearing many hats as a mom/wife/coach/sponsored runner and more
    -pregnancy, and coming back stronger after giving birth to her now two year old son
    -her mental game and how she focuses in/on a race
    -training leading up to the Olympic Trials
    -Wellness in Motion
    -and much more!
    Follow along with Amanda's adventures at instagram.com/amandarunsboston! 

    • 47 min
    49. Jesse Thomas: Work, Play, Love... podcast!

    49. Jesse Thomas: Work, Play, Love... podcast!

    This week's guest is Jesse Thomas. Jesse is the CEO and co-founder of PickyBars, a professional triathlete, husband, father, and so much more.
    In this week's episode, we talked about:
    -balance with Work, Play, and Love, which is the name of the podcast he co-hosts with his wife, Lauren Fleshman
    -"graduating" from life as a pro triathlete into full time with PickyBars as CEO
    -struggles with PickBars, and choosing to be open about it
    -struggling (and mental health in general)
    -athletic goals going forward
    -social media use as a pro, and primary marketing driver for PickyBars
    -adventure racing
    -life in Bend
    -much more!
    Follow along with Jesse's adventures at www.instagram.com/jessemthomas, twitter.com/jessemthomas, and PickyBars.com!

    This week’s episode is sponsored by PickyBars. I’ve been a customer of PickyBars since their early days, and they get better every year. Created from a need to have a performance and real food bar, PickyBars are one of my favorite fueling choices. 
    I’ve been a member of their monthly club subscription for years now. I have a bar before all my weekday runs, and enjoy their oatmeal before long runs… both are so easy on the road.
    I’m excited to share 20% off a one time purchase OR your first month of the PickyClub with code FORTHELONGRUN. Enjoy!

    • 33 min
    48. Dana Giordano: Do Your Job... and Run Ugly.

    48. Dana Giordano: Do Your Job... and Run Ugly.

    This week's episode is with Dana Giordano. 

    Dana is a professional runner living in Boston, MA. Dana made the leap into full time/pro running last winter as a mid distance runner, and we talked about her progression from working full time into training full time.

    In this episode we also talked about: 

    -taking chances and putting herself out there

    -being a professional athlete in Boston

    -SLEEP (all 9.5 hours/night worth)

    -inspiring others, especially high school girls

    -what she's scared of

    -working with a sport psychologist

    -social media as a pro

    -Do Your Job and Run Ugly

    -so much more!

    Follow along with her adventures at instagram.com/dana_gio and twitter.com/dana_gio6

    • 58 min
    47. Amelia Boone: Training and racing with an ever evolving Why

    47. Amelia Boone: Training and racing with an ever evolving Why

    This week's podcast is with Amelia Boone, an attorney and obstacle course racer and ultra runner from the Bay Area.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    -exploring limits and boundaries
    -mental health
    -her journey and experience with an eating disorder over the last 20 years
    -her Why, which has evolved over the year
    -rest day brags
    -personal growth
    -sponsorship as a professional athlete with a full time job
    -so much more
    Follow along with Amelia's adventures at instagram.com/arboone11 and twitter.com/ameliaboone/

    • 52 min
    46. Cody Reed: The Importance of Living YOUR Life

    46. Cody Reed: The Importance of Living YOUR Life

    This week's guest is Cody Reed. Cody is a trail and ultra runner living in Flagstaff, Arizona. As you'll hear him share right off the bat, he really likes running long distances. 

    In this episode Cody talked about:

    -why he likes running long

    -the mental side of running these "long ass distances"

    -the importance of balancing life and training

    -what he does in his spare time away from running and coaching

    -his big goals

    -what he's scared of

    -the Grand Canyon as a training ground for the Coconino Cowboys

    -sponsorship as a pro

    -and much more!



    You can follow Cody's adventures at instagram.com/codyreeeed and twitter.com/ReedSpeeeed

    • 32 min
    45. Grayson Murphy: Follow Your Arrow Wherever It Points

    45. Grayson Murphy: Follow Your Arrow Wherever It Points

    This week’s guest is Grayson Murphy. Grayson is a road and trail runner living in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    In this episode, we talked about:

    -not labeling herself as *just* a road or trail runner

    -HAPPINESS and what it means for her

    -taking risks and following her arrow

    -leaving a sponsor and signing with a new one

    -her start with trails

    -what scares her

    -how she uses social media

    -therapy and mental health

    -her 2020 Training/Life Planner

    -The Why behind she runs

    -Guidance from Megan and David Roche

    -so much more!

    Enjoy!

    You can follow Grayson’s adventures at instagram.com/racin__grayson and twitter.com/racin__grayson

    • 49 min

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