For The Long Run

29 EpisodesProduced by Jonathan LevittWebsite

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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Reid Buchanan: sharing the road towards excellence

August 16th, 2019


This week's episode is with pro runner Reid Buchanan. Reid runs for On, and lives in Mammoth Lakes, California. He's one of my favorite athletes to …

Dorothy Beal: Marathons and Mileposts

August 9th, 2019


This week's episode is with Dorothy Beal, founder of @mileposts and #irunthisbody.
In this episode, we talked about:
-listening to your body... and what that really means
-why Dorothy loves racing marathons
-why Dorothy …

Cat Bradley: from DFL to winning Western States

August 2nd, 2019


This week's guest is Cat Bradley. Cat's a pro trail runner for Salomon living in Colorado.
In this episode, we talked about:
-her love for 100 milers

Neely Spence Gracey: life on the run in Colorado

July 26th, 2019


This week's guest is Neely Spence Gracey. Neely is a professional marathoner for Adidas, and we covered a wide variety of topics in this episode including:
-mental training and coming back from a hard race
-her …

Paddy O'Leary: running meets science meets community

July 19th, 2019


This week's episode is with Paddy O'Leary. Paddy is an ultra runner from Ireland, living in San Francisco.
In this episode, we talked about:
-Getting …

Mike Wardian: truly loving the process

July 12th, 2019


In this week's episode, Mike Wardian talks all about:
-what it's like to race every weekend
-some of the amazing adventures he's been on
-what balance means to him
-what scares him
-what keeps him motivated
-why he pushes his …

Anna Mae Flynn: Making hard decisions and focusing on longevity in sport

July 5th, 2019


Anna Mae Flynn and I sat down in Tahoe the week of Western States to talk about her DNS and what she and others can and should learn from it.
In this …

The Mocko Show X For The Long Run

June 27th, 2019


This week’s guest is Chris Mocko. 

Chris is a trail runner, ultra marathoner, and long distance specialist who is currently training for the Western …

Matt Daniels: From Sub-4 Miler to Western States 100

June 21st, 2019


This week’s guest is Matt Daniels. 

Matt is a trail and ultra runner, as well as a coach. Matt has run a sub 4 minute mile, and this summer he’s …

Corrine Malcolm: Science Meets Ultrarunning

June 14th, 2019


This week’s guest is Corrine Malcolm.
Corrine is an ultra runner, coach, writer and scientist with a degree in Health and Human Performance, living in …

Kyle Robidoux: the first visually impaired runner racing Western States

June 7th, 2019


This week’s guest is Kyle Robidoux.
Kyle is an avid skier, runner, local beer enthusiast, and non-profit manager who has worked tirelessly to ensure that he is not defined by the boundaries that others place on him and …

Sally McRae: Community and Connection

May 31st, 2019


This week’s guest is Sally McRae.

Sally is a pro trail runner, mother, wife, coach, speaker and world traveler. 

Sally uses her platform as a pro athlete to connect with people all across the world, often through sport. 

Teri of A Foodie Stays Fit

May 24th, 2019


This week’s guest is Teri of a Foodie Stays Fit, which is her blog all about food and fitness.
Teri was born and raised in Utah and now lives in North …

David Roche and I talk training, life, puppies and capturing unicorns

May 18th, 2019


I sat down with my coach to talk about our progress over the last year and what led into the Providence Marathon breakthrough, a race that we decided on only about 8 weeks out. We covered the idea that without struggle, …

Tim Ritchie: A Little Real Talk

May 17th, 2019


Tim and I spoke before the Boston Marathon, a race that he grew up watching as an athlete and coach at Boston College, which is right after …

Tyler Andrews: Setting Big, Public Goals

May 10th, 2019


Tyler Andrews is a pro ultra runner who just raced in Hoka One One’s Project Carbon X 100k world record attempt. Tyler and I talked about setting …

Talking Injury Prevention and Recovery with Stephanie Violett

May 7th, 2019


Bonus episode! We're talking about injury prevention and recovery, when to rest and when to keep training, and how to continue to be your own best advocate when it comes to the medical system!

Stephanie Howe Violett: PhD, coach, ultra champion

May 3rd, 2019


Stephanie and I sat down while she was in Boston for the marathon, just after we shared a run around the Charles River. 
Stephanie grew up in Minnesota, and raced Nordic Skiing and Cross Country at Northern Michigan …

Andie Cozzarelli: Community

April 26th, 2019


Andie Cozzarelli is a pro runner for Oiselle, Generation UCAN, Jasyoga, Big Spoon Roasters, InsideTracker, and the newly formed Raleigh Distance Project, that she helped to create. In addition to running, Andie is a …

Peter Bromka: Keep On Dreaming Even If It Breaks Your ♥️

April 19th, 2019


Peter Bromka is a marathoner with Bowerman Track Club Elite, a father and husband, as well as a writer and consultant living in Portland, Oregon. …

Amanda Brooks: Run to the Finish

April 12th, 2019


Amanda Brooks is a runner, avid traveler, coach, journalist, and much more. Amanda lives in Colorado, and has been blogging about running for nearly …

Emily Saul: Community to the Core

April 5th, 2019


Emily Saul is a mover, shaker, and hugger. As co-leader of November Project Boston and a sport psychology coach, she's all about the power of …

Devon Yanko: Health Comes First

March 29th, 2019


Devon Yanko lives in California where she enjoys both trail and road running. Devon co owns a bakery called MH Bread and Butter.

We talked about what keeps Devon excited about the running community, the Donner Party 50k …

Seth Waltz: Common Athlete

March 22nd, 2019


Seth Waltz is a runner living in Boston with a running squad about as big as his goals. Seth, or "Common Athlete" not only knows everyone in the Boston running community, but runs with just about all of them on a weekly …

Adrienne Langelier: the Psychology of Sport

March 15th, 2019


Adrienne Langelier is a sport psychology consultant and we dove into the mental side of training. We talked about how to crush anything from a 5k to …

Magda Boulet: Running Down a Dream

March 8th, 2019


Magda Boulet is the VP of Innovation at GU Energy Labs and runs for Hoka. She has many podiums and race wins to her name, including the prestigious …

Sarah Duffy: On Keeping the Fire Lit

March 1st, 2019


"Sometimes you have to listen that there's no fire within."

I sat down to chat with Sarah while she was in Boston to get some practice on the course on a mid January weekend. We shared the magic of the Newton Hills, …

Allie Kieffer: Body Positivity and Staying Authentic

February 22nd, 2019


Allie Kieffer is a professional runner for Oiselle and Asics, We talked about how she got into the sport, how she briefly got out of it and then back in again. Allie shared her passion for body positivity, and we talked …

A chat with HOKA NAZ Elite’s Coach Ben Rosario

February 16th, 2019


I sat down with Ben Rosario, head coach of the HOKA Northern Arizona Elite team to talk about his background in running, and how he brings out the best in his athletes. We covered the benefit of a process oriented …

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