226 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.

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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.

Logo designed by Vanessa Wolfe Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

    226. Mike “Kofuzi”: Non-Elite Runners Chase Big Goals Too

    226. Mike “Kofuzi”: Non-Elite Runners Chase Big Goals Too

    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

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    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.


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    • 55 min
    225. Addie Bracy: Mental Training Requires Curiosity + Intention

    225. Addie Bracy: Mental Training Requires Curiosity + Intention

    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.


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    • 44 min
    224. Charles Moore: It’s Not About The Marathon, It’s What Running Represents

    224. Charles Moore: It’s Not About The Marathon, It’s What Running Represents

    Charles is an analytical, hard working and creative person. He is an African American from Detroit, MI, with worldly experience, in constant search of challenges and competition.
    In this episode we talk about:
    -Charles accidentally discovering the New York City marathon at age 40
    -catching the running bug
    -diversity, equity and inclusion in running
    -running marathons to inspire other black athletes
    -traveling abroad to race
    -handling the pressure and expectations of others
    -overcoming mental hurdles on the run
    -the support of family and community
    -remaining curious and grateful
    -masters athletes and redefining what’s possible later in life
    -never being too old to start running: age is no barrier
    -running for something bigger than oneself
    -the Tracksmith fellowship program
    -writing a memoir to share running experiences
    -no one runs alone and bringing people together
    -career changes and taking on big challenges
    -being an artist/ creative in NYC

    Follow Charles on Instagram @champagneandvitamins and For The Long Run @forthelrpod
    Check out his artwork and creativity on his website https://charlessmoore.com/
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    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.
    Hydrow
    Thank you to Hydrow for sponsoring this episode! Hydrow is an immersive workout experience, designed to bring the physical, mental, and emotional experience of on-water rowing, straight to your home.
    Hydrow workouts are quick, efficient and low impact. Rowing for just 20 minutes a day provides you with a full body workout, which engages 86% of your muscles major muscle groups. For context, cycling engages 44%.
    I’ve been enjoying my Hydrow to fit in bonus cardio that doesn’t take much time at all, as even a 10-15 minute row feels like a solid workout. It’s a fun experience to be able to row on familiar routes, or explore new ones.
    Head to https://hydrow.com/ to learn more, and use code FTLR100 for $100 off your order.

    Tracksmith 
    Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

    Tracksmith just released their spring collection, and as the seasons shift yet again, I’m proud to continue this partnership with them.

    Tracksmith is a brand for committed runners like you and me. People who know that the best part of a busy day is squeezing in a workout. They offer products for training, racing, and rest days, which you know I’m a fan of, and create experiences that make running more rewarding, more connected, and more meaningful.

    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.


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    • 54 min
    223. Clare Farrow - Running Into The Hard Unknown

    223. Clare Farrow - Running Into The Hard Unknown

    Clare is a highly passionate person, enthusiastic about all she does.

    In this episode we talk about:
    -her family history in distance running
    -starting running as an adult through couch-to-5km …then couch-to-ultra
    -not giving up despite failures and challenges
    -finding ultra marathons and the trail running community
    -running into the unknown 
    -racing without expectations or limitations 
    -fuelling mistakes 
    -getting into Western States first time in the lottery 
    -the pressure of running Western States 100 miler
    -mental and physical preparation for ultras 
    -sharing the suffering
    -choosing to do hard things
    -showing resilience through running and not giving up
    -choosing goals you’re really passionate about
    -the mental side of ultras and running alone
    -being curious about the unknown 
    -building confidence and self-worth 
    -social media and having an online presence 
    -relationships born through moving, sweating, and suffering with others  
    -volunteering and pacing at races
    -practicing gratitude and reflecting on progress


    Follow Clare on Instagram @claree_elizabeth and For The Long Run @forthelrpod. Find Clare on Twitter @farrowpaceism and on TikTok @cpharoahh
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    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.

    Hydrow
    Thank you to Hydrow for sponsoring this episode! Hydrow is an immersive workout experience, designed to bring the physical, mental, and emotional experience of on-water rowing, straight to your home. 

    Hydrow workouts are quick, efficient and low impact. Rowing for just 20 minutes a day provides you with a full body workout, which engages 86% of your muscles major muscle groups. For context, cycling engages 44%.

    I’ve been enjoying my Hydrow to fit in bonus cardio that doesn’t take much time at all, as even a 10-15 minute row feels like a solid workout. It’s a fun experience to be able to row on familiar routes, or explore new ones. 

    Head to https://hydrow.com/ to learn more, and use code FTLR100 for $100 off your order.

    Tracksmith 
    Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

    Tracksmith just released their spring collection, and as the seasons shift yet again, I’m proud to continue this partnership with them.

    Tracksmith is a brand for committed runners like you and me. People who know that the best part of a busy day is squeezing in a workout. They offer products for training, racing, and rest days, which you know I’m a fan of, and create experiences that make running more rewarding, more connected, and more meaningful.

    The For The Long Run team wanted to do something special for you guys so we’re partnering up with our friends at Tracksmith to give away a full kit from their summer collection to one lucky winner. All you have to do is go to tracksmith.com/forthelongrun and enter before July 15th! 

    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.


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    • 52 min
    222. Kevin Goldberg: Ultra Running to the Extreme

    222. Kevin Goldberg: Ultra Running to the Extreme

    Kevin is a Colorado resident, Training Peaks employee, and ultra runner who loves going ridiculously long distances.

    In this episode we talk about:
    -getting hooked on super long distance races, 200+ miles
    -progressing from 0 running into ultras
    -major injuries and the possibility of never running again
    -dealing with the unknown
    -mindset before and during ultras
    -the why behind running long, strong and motivated
    -balancing community with healthy competition
    -running beyond 200 miles
    -handling low points in races and not quitting
    -experiences in running preparing you for life’s challenges
    -measuring success by time well spent
    -the unexpected side to recovering from ultras
    -crewing and volunteering
    -running bringing people together
    -being defined by running

    Follow Kevin on Instagram @ultraflykev and For The Long Run @forthelrpod
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    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.

    Hydrow
    Thank you to Hydrow for sponsoring this episode! Hydrow is an immersive workout experience, designed to bring the physical, mental, and emotional experience of on-water rowing, straight to your home. 

    Hydrow workouts are quick, efficient and low impact. Rowing for just 20 minutes a day provides you with a full body workout, which engages 86% of your muscles major muscle groups. For context, cycling engages 44%.

    I’ve been enjoying my Hydrow to fit in bonus cardio that doesn’t take much time at all, as even a 10-15 minute row feels like a solid workout. It’s a fun experience to be able to row on familiar routes, or explore new ones. 

    Head to https://hydrow.com/ to learn more, and use code FTLR100 for $100 off your order.

    Tracksmith 
    Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

    Tracksmith just released their spring collection, and as the seasons shift yet again, I’m proud to continue this partnership with them.

    Tracksmith is a brand for committed runners like you and me. People who know that the best part of a busy day is squeezing in a workout. They offer products for training, racing, and rest days, which you know I’m a fan of, and create experiences that make running more rewarding, more connected, and more meaningful.

    The For The Long Run team wanted to do something special for you guys so we’re partnering up with our friends at Tracksmith to give away a full kit from their summer collection to one lucky winner. All you have to do is go to tracksmith.com/forthelongrun and enter before July 15th! 

    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.

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    • 50 min
    221. Adam Kimble: Running is a Team Sport

    221. Adam Kimble: Running is a Team Sport

    Adam is a professional ultra runner, motivational speaker, and running coach, always looking to get the most out of himself and other people. 

    In this episode we talk about: 

    -the power of perspective and looking at the bigger picture 

    -falling in love with the process whether or not you achieve your goal 

    -from college baseball to becoming a professional ultra runner 

    -problem solving on the run 

    -running across America 

    -sponsors and forming brand partnerships 

    -learning more from struggles than successes 

    -run crewing and community support 

    -running Western States 100 miler 

    -running being a team sport: no one succeeds alone 

    -making the leap from Chicago to Tahoe trails 

    -finding your calling 

    -handling pressure and expectation 

    -growing the sport through media coverage 

    -gratitude for the support of others outweighing the pain of racing 

    -why people run ultras 

    -translating lessons learned on the run to life 

    Follow Adam on Instagram @adamkimble818 and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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    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 just released their spring collection, and as the seasons shift yet again, I’m proud to continue this partnership with them. Tracksmith is a brand for committed runners like you and me. People who know that the best part of a busy day is squeezing in a workout. They offer products for training, racing, and rest days, which you know I’m a fan of, and create experiences that make running more rewarding, more connected, and more meaningful. 

    The For The Long Run team wanted to do something special for you guys so we’re partnering up with our friends at Tracksmith to give away a full kit from their summer collection to one lucky winner. All you have to do is go to tracksmith.com/forthelongrun and enter before July 15th! 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. 

    Hydrow 

    Thank you to Hydrow for sponsoring this episode! Hydrow is an immersive workout experience, designed to bring the physical, mental, and emotional experience of on-water rowing, straight to your home. Hydrow workouts are quick, efficient and low impact. Rowing for just 20 minutes a day provides you with a full body workout, which engages 86% of your muscles major muscle groups. For context, cycling engages 44%. I’ve been enjoying my Hydrow to fit in bonus cardio that doesn’t take much time at all, as even a 10-15 minute row feels like a solid workout. It’s a fun experience to be able to row on familiar routes, or explore new ones. Head to https://hydrow.com/ to learn more, and use code FTLR100 for $100 off your order.


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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

OldMaster357 ,

Newbie

I’m a new marathoner, having just completed my first in NYC last year, and I’ve never really listened to running podcasts before. After deciding to do Philly and the MCM50k this year, I started looking for running podcasts. This is the best one I’ve found so far.

Joe Z.

Sephorafan ,

💥Kevin Goldberg💥

Great episode with Kevin Goldberg!!! See his name entered in all the super-long ultras. Nice to hear who he is & what took him in that direction-after a marathon…and then what stoked the fire to run ultras.

CCRydes ,

Cookie Cutter and Repetitive

I respect what he’s trying to do here but I’ve listened to multiple episodes and he keeps referring to the same stories!! Please be cognizant if your regulars and ask questions based on the guest’s answers.

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