About this episode

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. 

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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. 

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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.


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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