About this episode

Tyler is an endurance athlete, runner and mountain climber, who has been pushing his limits since he was a teenager, and is now living at altitude in Ecuador.

In this episode we talk about:

  • motivation
  • transitioning from the roads to longer trail runs
  • altitude training
  • balancing different goals: road marathons and mountain ultras
  • taking big swings
  • learning from losses and failing forward
  • breakfast conversations with Jim Walmsley
  • surrounding yourself with role models and inspirations
  • being a student of the sport and unpacking excellence
  • no overnight success stories
  • internal and external motivators
  • immeasurable improvements
  • seeing the bigger picture and years of progress
  • always levelling up, mentally and physically
  • rediscovering motivation and happiness on the run
  • depression and mental health
  • separating success from outcomes and objective measures
  • redefining success and recognizing effort

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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. 

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