1 hr 6 min

Tim Tollefson on the Road to CIM Series: Celebrating Others Is a Beautiful Thing - R4R 378 The Running for Real Podcast

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From the outside, Tim Tollefson appeared to have everything as a runner. He was a collegiate steeplechase champion, a 2-time US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, and is one of the country’s most accomplished ultra runners. He podiumed at UTMB in both his 100K and 100 mile debuts, and went on to win the Javelina Jundred, Lavaredo Ultra Trail 120K, and the Ultra Trail Australia 100K.
But appearances can be deceiving, and a focus on appearances can be devastating. Tim suffered from body dysmorphia and its accompanying OCD for two decades. As he relates in “What Goes Unsaid,”  a film project he participated in last year for World Mental Health Day, “I’ve spent a lifetime hating myself for what I’m not, instead of being thankful for what I am.”  Now, largely through his involvement with the running community, he’s come to appreciate running for the gift that it is.
 
This episode is part of the Road to CIM podcast series, for runners participating in the race next weekend, there’s extra advice for you!
For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode378.

 
Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, AG1, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode. 
 
Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs. 
If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls.
Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.
 
AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health. 
With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good!
If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!

 
Allbirds looks at everything through a sustainability lens; it’s at the core of who they are as a company and the products they create. Their performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable, and they’re Tina’s go-to running shoes.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather.
Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.


Thanks for listening!
If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional cont

From the outside, Tim Tollefson appeared to have everything as a runner. He was a collegiate steeplechase champion, a 2-time US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, and is one of the country’s most accomplished ultra runners. He podiumed at UTMB in both his 100K and 100 mile debuts, and went on to win the Javelina Jundred, Lavaredo Ultra Trail 120K, and the Ultra Trail Australia 100K.
But appearances can be deceiving, and a focus on appearances can be devastating. Tim suffered from body dysmorphia and its accompanying OCD for two decades. As he relates in “What Goes Unsaid,”  a film project he participated in last year for World Mental Health Day, “I’ve spent a lifetime hating myself for what I’m not, instead of being thankful for what I am.”  Now, largely through his involvement with the running community, he’s come to appreciate running for the gift that it is.
 
This episode is part of the Road to CIM podcast series, for runners participating in the race next weekend, there’s extra advice for you!
For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode378.

 
Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, AG1, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode. 
 
Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs. 
If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls.
Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.
 
AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health. 
With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good!
If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!

 
Allbirds looks at everything through a sustainability lens; it’s at the core of who they are as a company and the products they create. Their performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable, and they’re Tina’s go-to running shoes.  The Tree Dasher is not only a running shoe, it’s perfect for daily wear. You might also want to check out the Plant Pacers, made from plant leather.
Go to https://shop.allbirds.com/tinamuir88 and you’ll get a free pair of socks! Just add them to your order, and when you use this link, it will take off the price at the end.


Thanks for listening!
If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X (Twitter). You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional cont

1 hr 6 min