About this episode

Andrew Simmons is a runner and run coach who finds joy on the run himself alongside his own athletes.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Endeavorun and the running community
  • from wrestling to triathlon and running
  • imposter syndrome at all levels of success
  • being honest with yourself and asking for help
  • leaving corporate America to go all in on coaching
  • untraditional career moves
  • problem solving in life and running
  • youth coaching with belief and freedom
  • learning from failures and other athletes
  • balancing community with individual interests
  • personalized coaching and building relationships
  • Andrew’s podcast: Defining Endurance
  • sharing stories to connect with others
  • leading by example and having an impact
  • taking pride in your journey
  • many shades of success

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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.

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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