About this episode

Jason is a lifelong runner grappling with a changing athletic identity. He is a father of three, huge running nerd, and host of the Strength Running podcast.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Strength Running and hosting a podcast
  • brand partnerships 
  • love for the 5km
  • running as an outlet for stress 
  • going through a divorce 
  • evolving relationships with running and success

Find Jason at Strength Running and check out his brand NEW Performance Training Journal 

Follow Jason on Instagram @jasonfitz1 and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is sponsored by PUMA. For 75 years, PUMA has been pushing sports and culture forward with innovative design and development. We are honored to have PUMA supporting this show, and supporting the running community at large.  I’ve been running in the Deviate Nitro First Mile and I love how it has a focus on sustainability, made from at least 20% recycled material. Check out a pair for yourself at PUMA.com and use the code FORTHELONGRUN for 20% off any PUMA run or train products.


Held in Boulder every Memorial Day, the BolderBoulder 10K is one of the most fun races out there. In order to get even more psyched for this upcoming race, we are hosting some 5Ks here in Boulder, for folks to grab a time to get into a preferred wave. Come out and join us in Boulder for a fun community 5K to come together and get pumped for the BolderBoulder extravaganza. Everyone is welcome!

Join us on Saturday, May 13th for our last 5k time trial ahead of BolderBoulder at the Left Hand Trailhead at 9 am to get your time trial in. We’ll be giving away some gear from brand partners as well, so you’re not going to want to miss it. Sign up here!

Microcosm Coaching

We’re excited to be working with the team at Microcosm Coaching, who are disrupting the “never enough” culture in running by guiding athletes toward mastery, joy and independence in the training process.

Microcosm Coaching is a human-first coaching organization that knows the best athletes don’t go it alone. That’s why Microcosm offers a diverse team of coaches with expertise in nutrition, mental health and performance that will help you sustain your love for running long term.

The Microcosm coaches and community of like-minded athletes will encourage you, strengthen your commitment, and support accountability toward your highest goals. Through breakthroughs, setbacks and plateaus, your coach and community will guide you through the ups and downs inherent in an athletic life. 

Find your community at https://www.microcosm-coaching.com/ and tell them the team at FTLR sent you. Thank you to the team at Microcosm for their continued support of our show and our greater community!

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